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At the Normal School Last
But tbe Girls Outnumbered the Stronger
Xn Interesting Program—Dr. Dresslar's-
Address —A Teacher'e Call and
Her Response.
The commencement exercises of the
state normal school were held last even
ing In the large auditorium before an
audience that filled the seating capacity
of the room.
The class numbered twenty-six,
twenty-two of whom were young ladles.
It was truly a "rose bud garden of
girls," in pretty gowns of white and deli
cate tints, made simply of soft, sheer ma
The ushers carried in bouquets, bas
kets and great bunches of the choicest
and loveliest flowers, so that by the time
the class marched in to the music of the
piano there was a bank of blossoms ex
tending around the stage and overflow
ing to the floor beneath. At the close
of the exercises each student's arms were
laden with lloral remembrances from
admiring friends. The program had the
merit, unusual on graduating occasions,
of being short, though lacking nothing
in Impresslveness.
The opening chorus, Joy, Joy, from the
Seasons, was sung by the graduates
and the senior B. class, under the direc
tion of Mrs. Rice. Rev. Warren F. Day
made the invocation, after which was
sung a chorus, See Our Oars.
Professor Pierce followed In a few in
troductory remarks, saying that the
graduation, of this class marked an In
teresting epoch in the history of the
normal school. Owing to the passage
of the recent law extending the course
of study to four years this would be the
last class to leave the Institution on a
three years' course.
Dr. Dresslar was then introduced and
delivered the address to the class. "I
appear before you," said the speaker,
"with fear and trembling, and have
prayed earnestly that I might bring
some truth that will help you." The
subject of his remarks might be called,
he said, A Teacher's Call and Her Re
sponse. In his boyhood days his father's
house waas the home of Methodist preach
ers, as they went to and fro about the
country preaching repentance. They
were earnest men, but not often men of
much education or culture. Of one
thing, however, they were sure, that
they were set apart for their work. They
went about it each day with an earnest
ness of purpose as If each were the last,
and there would be no tomorrow.
Such zeal leaves Its record in the hearts
and mlnda of men with whom they come
In contact."' This expressed the true
teacher's attitude. God does not de
mand of us a labor that endangers our
own souls. If teaching ever seems to us
a bore it becomes incumbent upon us
to seek another field of labor. The mis
sionary spirit so often alluded to as be
ing necessary for the teacher Is not the
true one. The spirit that feels that all
the good is to come to the other person
Is not the right on*. Selfishness is death
to all development, but there is a selfish
ness that must be part of the true teach
er's life. He would not be a teacher
did he not find in it the means of spirit
ual growth. It Is not strange that
teaching has proved itself valuable as a
preparation to other work. No calling
can more fully develop a human soul
than this. A teacher's thought is on the
deeper and more abiding things ot life.
She Is constantly looking forward to the
deeper things of life.
There Is a Joy in teaching that it
takes you to tiie best books and the in
ner life of the little child. The state has
done much for you. It should stir you
to constant gratitude that the humblest
citizen of the state has given of his
earnings for the higher development of
the teacher.
His observations of many teachers had
led him to believe that they had ceased
to grow, though their patrons may not
have found it out. The only reliable
teacher is the growing one. Teach two
years and go to college one year; Invest
In yourself, you are more valuable than
town lots. Would that our schools were
rid of the keepers of schools who aim to
make a show. The school and all that
pertains to it exists for the child; bal
ance everything by the soul of the child.
Oftentimes there Is too much acting
and too little thinking. As far as pos
sible do all experimenting outside the
school room, there is no use for quacks
in the school room. Learn to hall with
delight the appearance of each new
truth. The consciousness that there is
so much to do better each day Is a stim
ulant to us and makes life really worth
living. There is an ideal of manhood
to which our human race must come.
The end rests with us, It is ours to work
up to the ideal. The man who is likest
unto Him, we have taken for our ideal,
Christ our Lord.
At the close of Mr. Dresslar's address
the class sang Home, Sweet Home, ar
ranged for ladies' voices. As was al'.
the music of the evening, it was sung
without the instrument, the true test of
voice culture. It was most exquisitely
rendered and brought a tumult of ap
plause from the audience.
Professor Pierce, with a few impres
sive remarks, presented the diplomas,
and the happy class walked forward and
received the white roll that sends a
throb of joy to the heart of every earn
est student.
The graduates gave a reception to
their friends in the office and parlors In
the lower floor. The junior class deco
rated the rooms tastefully and beauti
fully with pink roses, smilax and the
flowers of the spacious grounds. They
assisted in receiving and serving the
chocolate and light refreshments, their
last loving service to the "grads "
The graduating class was as follows:
Elizabeth Bates, Caroline Louise Bur
* If 8 ' & m ?? Case ' L y<" a M - Chase,
Alloe Cecilia Cooper, Maude Jaque Doss,
Olive Leona Ensign, Tlllle W. Hasshel
der, Augusta Hildebrant, Margaret Hol-
Emelie Houghton, Mary Kerns,
Edwin Everett Keyes, Lucile E. Keyes
Erne Winifred Moore, Helen Day Mun
day, Charles A. Post. Julia Cecilia Ro-
SXl'n.?"» 6r .' Ck W' llc °* Shoemaker.
Martha Rosina Taylor. Elizabeth E
Webster Jennie Lura Wethern. Myron
Young, Mary Isabel Stockton. myTon
Production of Handel's Messiah at Simp
son Auditorium.
Mr. Dunster and the St Ceclllanshave
had a great deal to contend with
during the last few weeks, since in
deed, the ranks of the Treble Clef club
which society was to have produced the
Messiah, were split up by Internal dis
sensions, and the St. Ceclllans emerged.
Under such circumstances It would be
unkind to be hypercritical. The Messiah
la certainly not a work that can be pro
duced with any hope of success by sinc
ere, however cultivated; by a director
Who Had a Lively Quarter of an Hour With Senator Bulla
however skilled, and by an orchestra,
however capable, without very assidu
ous practice. The prominent fault in
the production by the St. Ceoilians at
Simpson Tabernacle last evening was
the very obvious lack of rehearsal on the
part of the orchestra with the singers.
There was a large audience of about
2000 people, and. the general results
should certainly be gratifying to the of
ficers ot the society.
Mr. Dunster worked hard to keep his
forces together, but his frantic efforts to
gain the attention of the orchestra were
not rewarded with a large amount of
success. The attacks of the chorus were
good, but the tempo at which some of
the numbers were taken was somewhat
at variance with the best traditions, and
while Mr. Dunster may opine that Best's
metronome marks are wrong they are
evidently not easily Improved upon.
The orchestra, lead by Arnold Krauss,
redeemed themselves In a fine rendering
of the Pastoral Symphony. Miss R, Kf
fle Farley was the pianist, Miss Mati
lee Loeb the cornetist, and Mr. Frank
Colby presided ably at the organ.
Miss Beresford Joy carried off the hon
ors among the solo vocalists, and her fine
contralto was never heard to better au
vantage. The excellent expression and
cultivated singing of He Shall Feed
His Flock, was generously appreciated.
Mrs. Burdette, soprano, sang; Rejoice
Greatly, O Daughter of Zlon, especially
well, but her voice is hardly suited to
the heavy work of oratorio.
Mr. Wigmore find a heavy task, and
neither his voice nor technical ability
were equal to the demands of the score,
particularly In Why Do The Nations.
Much ot his work, however, was com
mendable, especially as he reached the
end. He should eradicate the vibrato
Mr. J. H. Zlnck deserves much credit
for the faithful Interpretation of the
tenor solos, and gave Thy Rebuke very
The Fifth Annual Convention to Be
Held In Los Angeles.
R. M. Welch, secretary of the Califor
nia Bankers' association, has forward
ed the Herald the following:
The executive council of the Bank
ers' association begs leave to
announce that It has accepted the invi
tation of the Los Angeles clearing house
to hold the tifth annual convention of
the association In that city on Monday
and Tuesday, April 19 and 20, 1897.
These dates immediately precede the
celebration of La Fiesta de Los Angeles,
which begins on the evening of Tuesday,
April 20th, and have been especially se
lected that visiting delegates may have
the opportunity to enjoy this most char
acteristic and beautiful of California
A Switchman's Tale of a Midnight Hold
A Southern Pacific switchman, whose
name was not learnedi, claimed to have
been held up and robbed at the corner
of Los Angeles and Boyd streets at
11:30 last night, and reported the oc
currence to the police. He says that
as he was walking along three men
stopped him ami commanded him to
hold up his hands.
He says that two of the men covered
him' with revolvers while the third one
went through his pockets, taking $6.r>o
in money and a gold. pin. The two men
with guns went toward the new Natick
house and the other ran down Los Ange
les street. He was pursued some dis
tance by the switchman, but was lost.
The switchman says he lost his job the
day before and the money in his pock. t
he had saved to pay his rent. He will
refer his landlord to the three robbers.
Natives of Normandy Who Make a Soup
of Brandy and Bread
Fo;- some time pas* the lower classes
in Normandy have not enjoyed a i.ar
ticular reputation for sobriety, but some
really appalling evidence is furnished
today Which affords material for very
melancholy reflection. To begin with,
Rouen, it is estimated that the popula
tion of that town consumes yearly up
ward of 5,000,000 liters of alcohol. The
dock laborers, who are often line speci
mens of humanity at the age of 20. are
often quite old at the aire of 40. Earn
ing on an average about II fruncs a day.
they spend only from 20 to 30 centimes
on solid food, and all the rest Is thrown
away on poisonous drink. Formerly
they were an exception to the rule of
temperance, but now the other work
men are succumbing in their turn to
temptation. One person who employs
150 hands says that out of that number
there arc only five whom he can s-.nj
out an special work. In another estab
lishment where 200 men are employed
but fifteen are comparatively sober. All
go straight off to the public house when
ever they have a moment's leisure. Al
cohol Is taken with the so-called coffee.
A couple of men after their dejeuner
will order "quatre sous de cafe et un
franc de goutte. Two cupb of chicory
and three-quarters of a liter of atroc
ious eau de vie, into which a little sul
phuric acid has been Introduced,ls placed
before them.
The women are nearly as bad. After
their work they .reduce their cooking to
the simplest expression, and bread, al
cohol and coffee art the chler ingred
ients of the repast, though even the last
is sometimes absent. Slices of bread
are thrown into) a tureen and a liter of
eau de vie poured over them. Thus is
the soup not seldom made. Instances
are on record where infants have com
menced the coffee and alcohol regime be
fore the age of one month. A school
master once asked the children In a class
of sixty-three, and from 6 to 9 years
of age, who were accustomed to drink
this vile concoction daily to hold up their
hands, and twenty-four did so at once,
but he thinks that many did not under
stand the question, it bring estimated
by these teachers Hiat from 50 to 80
per cent take alcohol after their meals.
Nor is this practice confined to the
towns. The country laborers arc get
ting just as bad. They drink (-very day
about eight liters of cider and six or
seven full-sized glasses of eau de vie.
Their Sundays are spent entirely at the
cabaret, ar.d In the evenings they are
to be seen lying dead drunk at the sides
of the roads or on their doorsteps. It is
estimated that on market days—that Is,
twice or three times a week —the peas
ant takes from twenty to forty cups,
of coffee with the usual alcoholic sup
plements over bargaining. Naturally
lamentations are being uttered over
these disclosures. "Now," it is ex
claimed, "there is no cause for surprise
that the finest race In Fiance should
be on the decline! That its population
should be diminishing and that Norman
industry should be growing less and less
capable of competing with the industry
of England, whose workmen are steadily
replacing tbe alcohol which they former
ly drank with tea, butter and good roast
How She Rewarded Her Escort for His
Conduct at the Theater
The campaign against theater hats
inaugurated several seasons ago Is excit
ing interest in many cities just at pres
ent, especially in Galveston and Hous
ton. The gentler sex have long since
declared war against the opposite sex for
the unpardonable sin of visiting "a
friend" between the acts. The fair crea
tures justly claim the right to wear their
hats during the performance and in
crease the size of their millinery out of
all proportion so long as man, inconsid
erate man, continues restless and with
that burning appetite, only appeased by
coffee or cloves, during the brief inter
misisons at the theater. Both sexes feel
that they have a grievance and each side
presents arguments conclusive and con
vincing of the justice and reasonable
ness of their demands, yet a mutual
compromise seems Impossible.
Among the conquests won and lost
many have been chronicled to the credit
of the lady with the high, high hat, while
the gone-to-see-a-frlend young man has
played many a losing game. Among the
latest victories over the "dew drop,"
manly sort of fellows, the Washington
Star relates a charming incident of a
case where a young lady asserted her
dignity at a theater performance in the
following manner:
The man in the case was perhaps 30,
the girl 22, and the theater was one In
which the melodrama has its home. The
girl was pretty and there was that kind
of a jaw hedging the lower part of her
rosy cheeks that ought to have been a
hint to the young man. The young
man was a very fair sample of the aver
age chap who makes from $1200 to $1500
a year.
Between them and the aisle sat a big
man of 50 with his wife and two daugh
ters, and the big man had a voice bigger
than he was. When the curtain went
down on the first act there was a slight
scrap between the couple, which ended
In the young man not going out between
the first and second acts, because the
wait was short and he hadn't time to ar
gue. The girl's cheeks were redder than
before when the curtain went up, and
the set of her jaw 7 was firmer.
At the next fall of the curtain there
was a slight scrap again, which ended
this time In the young man dragging
himself over four people and leaving tbe
girl to sit alone until he was ready to
come back to her.
Two minutes later the girl dragged
herself after him. over the same four peo
ple, but she stopped In the aisle Ions;
enough to say something to the big man
with the two daughters. Then she dis
It was a long wait, and just as the cur
tain started up the young man hurried
down the aisle and was about to drag
himself over four people when the big
man called his attention to the vacancy
which had occurred during his absence.
The young man's Jaw dropped, and he
actually grew red in the face.
The big man handed him a ring with
a bright little diamond glistening In it.
"She give mo that and told me to give
it to you." he said, with a menace in his
tone, as he looked over at his own girls,
"and she said If you ever came to her
house again or spoke to her her father
would thrash you as you deserved."
The young man was paralyzed.
"And I want to say," added the big
party, "that If the old man ain't p.ble
to do it he can call on me."
Then he let the young man go, and the
way he went was a caution to a flying
It was a clear case of ships that pass in
the night, but with just a little more In
teresting cargoes than usual.
When those bod'lly troubles,
.chills and fever, dyspepsia, kidney or
rheumatic disorders, yield, as they Invar
iably do, to the benign action of Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters, a remedy of com
prehensive use, pure in composition, un
objectionable to a delicate palate, nnd
thorough in effects. Sick headache, loss
of appetite, flesh and sleep, nausea, heart
burn, are among the physical annoyances
obviated by the Bitters. They are In the
nature of signals of distress displayed by a
disordered stomach, liver and' bowels, and
disappear with the cause that produced
.them. But these signals should'be heeded
at once. Then the woe begone look of
chronic 111 health will speedily disappear,
and vigor and comfort restore a cheerful
aspect to the face. That faithful index
to the condition of the system never fails
to wear a look of sunshine when the
Bitters is used to dispel the cloud.
A new employment for pretty girls
has been found In Paris, and the fad will
not be long in reaching this country.
They are placed in shop windows for the
purpose of attracting attention.
Constables Catch a Pair of
Young Criminals
Rival Olficers Who Were Trying for Ihe
Same Game
An Escaped Inmate of lone Who Is a
Desperate Young Tough—His Com
panion Charged With Larceny
Two very bad boys were neatly and
rompletely caught at 12:30 last night by
Constables Joe Mugnemi, John Mansur
and Tom Qulnn. All day long the three
officers had been watching the Chicago
house on Main street, between First and
Second, to corral a brace ot tough
youngsters for whom the prison walls
are waiting—Bud Lovett and M. Has
Lovett Is an escaped inmate of lone i
school and is a desperate young fellow,
ready for anything. The usual reward
of $25 for the capture of an lone fugi
tive hung over his head and made him
a prize to any constable. The other fel
low, Haskell, is charged with commit
ting larceny from the person of a Ger
man In this city a short time ago.
The constables located their game and
waited until half an hour after mid
night, w hen they laid siege to a certain
room in the Chicago house. They found
it necessary to break in the dour.
On entering the apartment their dark
lanterns disclosed Lovett cowering be
neath the bed and Haskell upon it. On
the officers' commands and threats Lov
ett came out and immediately showed
tight. He had previously boasted that
he would kill anybody who attempted
bis arrest, but he was thwarted by the
quickness of the constables. Mugnemi
had occasion to use his club on the des
perate young criminal and the weapon
glanced in such a way that it gave a
pretty good blow on the right eye of
Constable Qulnn.
After some trouble Lovett was hand
cuffed and rendered harmless. Haskell,
who had not made any resistance or at
tempt to escape, was similarly treated,
and both were soon safely behind the
bars. Lovett's desperate character can
be appreciated when it is known that
he was armed with a revolver, razor and
pair of iron knuckles. He was not given
a chance to use any of these weapons or
the result of the raid might have been
The constables had resorted to a sub
terfuge to effect the capture of the two
! young fellows. A man in their em
ploy, said to be named BUI Lowden. was
| used as a stool pigeon. Lowden was
: with the young fellows when arrested,
and he was taken away with them as
though he, too. were a criminal. While
the officers and the three prisoners were
going toward the police station Lowden
made a break for liberty and ran from
First street toward Second.
One of the constables fired a shot and
pretended to make a pursuit, but gave
up the chase. Lowden ran until he was
headed off by Jim Fisk and captured in
a stairway. Fisk took his captive up to
First street, where he found Policemen
Henderson and Fay, and to them he de
livered his prisoner.
The policemen gave Fisk the laugh.
They told him that it was intended the
man should escape; that he was a stool
pigeon helping the officers. Fisk felt
chagrined over the part he had played in
the farce.
It appears that the policemen and the
constables were playing at cross pur
poses. The former were after Haskell,
who is wanted for a crime committed in
Los Angeles, and the latter wanted the
lone bird, for whom a reward was of
ered. The rival officers were watching
the same nest but the constables were
i first to catch the birds.
NADEAE—Matthew M. Ward. Chicago:
A. L, Schilling, San Francisco: A. Maulln,
.New York: A. L. Blackburn. T. Almgill,
Philadelphia; L. A. Mendelson, CaplsArano:
J. P. Tryce. Santn Barbara: R. W. Osh
oone. Newark. N. J.: W. M. Hattleld. .1.
N. Hatfield. Charles Haute, Eureka, Utah;
Mrs. J. M. Morton, Miss H. M. Howe,
Cleveland, O.; E. S. Cutler, Denver; D.
S. I'nruh, Arcadia; E. M. Blake, Prescott,
WESTMINSTER—W. E. Hale, wife and
daughter. Snn Quentin: S. G. Chapman
San Francisco; R. Emerson. Rockford. 11l ;
John P. Newman, San Francisco: Rev.
John Rouse, Chicago; Caesar Bertheam.
,San Francisco: Julian Leueona, Mexico:
W. W. Steward. Sun Diego.
VAN NUYS—F. H. McCormlck. San
Francisco: Mr. and Mrs. Pattinglll, Chi
cago; C. H. Hopkins and wife. San Fran
cisco: J. O. Hemiing. Chicago; Wm. J.
Anderson, Brooklyn, N. V.: Chas. F. An
derson. Rivers' 'de. Cal.: Charles H. Gran
ger and wife, Pasadena.
HOLLENBECK—S. Gensberger. Butte,
Mont. : James A. Shlnn,. A. D. Levy. Chas.
F. Kretchmer, Charles F. Aaron, New
York; H. J. Baby, G. B. Moore. Chicago;
John F. Delap. Dr. A. C. Henderson.
Brooklyn; Mr. und Mrs. S. G O. Kins:.Hon
olulu, 11. I.: V.. C. Brown, L. (). Lioher.
New York: Willis Pike. Oils E. Dorn. I.eon
Konicsberger, Leslie Bales, F. A, Howell,
W. D. Howe, G. B. Ferguson, San Fran
Gorge Williams was arrested by Offi
cer Phillips for batery committed in Lit
tle Paree upon a French courtesan at
Manuel Reyes was jailed yesterday on
the charge of petty larceny.
Frank Neiskl, charged with battery,
was taken to the city jail yesterday.
Modern Guns Have Rendered the Fort
ress Less Valuable than Formerly
An article of exceptional interest, evi
j dently written by a Spanish military
officer, appears In a current number of
j the Memorial de Artlllerla. showing that
the extended range of modern artillery
has completely revolutionized the con
ditions which have hitherto enabled Gi
braltar to protect Its own arsenal and
dock yard and to afford safety for ves
| sels at anchor under the guns of the
When Gibraltar was taken by the Eng
lish In 1704 the greatest range for ar
tillery fire was only about 3000 yards, so
that a fleet under the batteries of Gi
braltar was to secure against attack
from the Spanish coast.
It is now pointed out that with a com
paratively small expenditure of money by
the Spanish government batteries con
structed in the Bay of Algeciras. upon
the ridge of mountains known as the
Queen of Spain's Chair, would actually
command Gibraltar at a distance of 9000
yards and would be capable of demolish
ing the whole length of the fortifications
from the galleries to Europa point. These
Spanish batteries would also threaten
the entry of ships of war to the Moles.
The plan would merely Involve the
mounting of some forty heavy guns of
from 4.7-inch to 13-inch caliber and a
similar number of howitzers.
At the present moment the strategical
points on this part of the Spanish coast
are entirely and with Spain's
The Last of ths First Great Clearing Sale.... &
The Hub's Manufacturers' I
Reduction Sale — I
That there is a vast difference between a BONA FIDE CLEARANCE SALE once-at-the-end-of-every- fl
season—July clearance of summer stocks and January clearance of winter stocks—and the so-called H
SALES-of-many-names, oft times attempted in this city, is very apparent by the many throngs of earnest U
buyers who have attended this great H
Tlanufacturers' Reduction Sale I
THF HUB'S. FIRST WINTER CLEARANCE SALE ends this coming Saturday night and th' H
public will have only Today and Tomorrow to procure these H
Great Bargains in I
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You may choose from any Jio, 12, f 13.50 01*15 Suit or Overcoat in the house—NOTHING ft\% P Efj
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Straight-cut in every kind of material, Worsteds, Cheviots, Cassimeres, English Plaids. These X, i«U £U
Suits an i ' Ivercoats are the very acme of high-art tailoring. The stock is vast, the variety so »[f f f HU
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—masterpieces of artistic tailoring. They come in Prince Alberts, Full Dress Suits, Im- H ■ w B
ported English Clay Worsted Cutaways, Scotch Plaid Sack Suits and the latest Imported »|p la 1 H
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The Fashion j
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Sample Line of Ladies' Shirt Waists 1
From the representative of one of the largest Shirt Waist Manufacturers in the United m
States, AT LESS THAN ONE-HALF ACTUAL VALUE, because there were not ALL Eg
sizes in the various styles and patterns he carried as samples. The entire lot will be nj
placed on MB
Special Sale 1
For Today and Tomorrow Only I
j Only 380 Ladies' Waists I
Representing over 100 different styles and patterns of the COMING m
Spring and Summer Fashions nj
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Waists that will cost £1.00 and more on sale for only 50c Jjjl
Waists that will cost $1.25 and more on sale for only 65c js|
Waists that will cost 52.C0 and more on sale for only 90c |wN
; Waists that will cost $2.50 an.l more on sale for only $1.25 ill
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present embarrassments in Cuba and
the Philippines it is not likely, as the
Broad Arrow points out. that the Madrid
government will take immediate action
la the matter. But that these batteries
may be constructed some day or other
is far from improbable, and in view of
the great importance to England of Gi
braltar as a naval base and the re
newed expenditure upon its) combined
arsenal and dockyard, the subject is be
ginning to attract the serious attention
of naval and military authorities. —New-
York Herald.
Mme. Fanny Nelson of Buffalo is such
an enthusiastic astroiogist that she
east a horoscope weeks ago for Thomas
C. Piatt and told him that he would
soon go to the United States senate.
Mme. Nelson Is especially delighted at
the result of her prediction, not only
because it has been practically v. rifled,
but because Mr. Piatt sent her a valua
ble present.
"Do you see those vases?" said Mme.
Nelson, pointing at three pretty vases J
that stand on her mantel, "Mr. Piatt j
sent them to me as. an evidence of his i
gratitude. They are worth not a cent
Ices than $C>o."
"How did I cast his horoscope? Eas
ily. I found out the exact year, day. I
hour and minute of his birth. I easily '
found out the exact positions of the
ruling planets at the moment he was
born. From that I worked out the
horoscope, and found out that he was
dertined to become a member of the
United States senate. My prediction was
fulfilled, and Mr. Piatt was so happy
that he sent me the vases."—New York
M. Theobald Chart ran, the French
; artist, has returned to New York from
I Canton, where he had been for the lust
; five days painting a portrait of Major
j McKinley. The portrait was ordered by
■ a number of i'i'.r-ourg men. and when
j finished will te p:esented by them ip
I the Carnegie public library in that city.
| The portrait is lire-slse, three-quar-
I tcrs length. It represents Major Mo
; Kinley sUtln;; in a rather deep chair
that has mahe-jrariy arms on which his
hands ret c ea lly. Ileslde him Is a
ble, with books and papers. He Is
dressed In the fHmiliar black frock coat
buttoned up, has the well known black
string tie. ar d the easy standing collar
made familiar to all by the campaign
pictures. The pose Is natural and —at
—Chicago Times-Herald. J

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