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EYES AND NO EYES.
Happily, however, the cadi So capital an Orental story Is told of the acute observing faculties of an Arabian dervish that not only ought to be Introduced Into all our public schools, as perhaps It Is, hut pertinent ly commented on by the teachers Though narrated of a man who could neither read nor write. It shows what an admirable practical education can be had by any one who knows how to use his own eyes, and then to reason on what he sees. Somewhere on the desert, the dervish came upon two travelers, evidently looking for a stray animal. "You have lost a camel, have you not?" ''Yes. ''Was be not blind In his right eye and lame In a left leg?" "Yes." "Hal he net lost a front tooth?" •'Yes." "And was he not loaded with honey on one sde and wheat on the othoT?" "Yes; and. as you have seen him, you can. no doubt, put us on his track." "I never taw your camel," replied the dervish. "A pretty story, when you have told all about him. You have stolen the jewels that were part of his freight." Bo they seized the poor fellow, bound him and carried him before the cadi or judge. Things looked rather block for the dervish. was a man of sense, and said: "You must explain how you came to know much about a camel you insist you have never seen." "I own." replied the dervish, "that there has been some ground for sus picion. But I can find ample scope for observation even In a desert. 1 knew that I had crossed the track of a strayed camel because I saw no mark of a human footstep on the same route; 1 knew the umnal was blind In one eye because it had cropped the herbage on one side only of the path; I perceived It was lame In one leg from the faint impression that particular foot had made on the »and; I concluded it had lost a tooth because a small tuft of herbage was left uninjured In the cen ter of each bite. Finally, aH to the bur den of the beast, the busy ants In formed me that It was corn on one side, and the swarming files that It was honey on the other." No wonder the sensible cadi acquitted on the spot so shrewd an observer and so logical a reaaoner. One of the most starting Incidents In all literature, an Incident never forgot ten from childhood days to old age. is that of Robinson Crusoe on his desert Island suddenly lighting on a HUMAN FOOT PRINT In the sand. The enormous implica tions of hope or terror Involved In such a perception are what make the heart of every reader beat with wild emotion. If Crusoe had seen the savage first and the footprints afterward, It would have spoiled all. Now. that every object that can be encountered is full of signifi cance to an observing eye and reason ing mind Is a truth about which too many educators are singularly blind. Children shut up to a mere book knowl edge get utterly vague ideas from what they read. The modern use of pic tures, of course, helps greatly. But pictures are a* nothing to the objects themselves. What does a child really take In of the vegetable world who does not distinguish at a glance the oak, the elm. the ash. the maple, the birch, the beech. Bo with the blrdK. Ho with the rock strata. So with the schooners, sloops, brigs, barks, ships. How blurred and monotonous the world he lives In apart from these In finitely varying [>erceptlons! Here are the data from which alone he can draw uny sane conclusions. Would the children could take walks with the Arabian dervish, and have him show them how to use their eyes, and then to draw conclusions. Under his teaching, even the desert would be the best of schools. Naturally, parents want their chil dren to reud and appreciate the best literature. But what Is the unfailing characteristic of the beet literature? It Is that Its writers, whether In poetry or prose, have so keen an eye for the Implications of truth, beauty, Instruc tion and Inspiration bound up in all the objects about them. If the children do not know these objects, all the beau tiful Imagery, all the pat illustrations, all the delicate humor of the situation, are lost on them. For ages the wisest failed to see that the related positions of the rock strata all around them were In reullty the liveliest and most enter taining of romances, revealing the whole story of creation. Here, with a vengeance, was a stray camel of crea tion. here were "sermons on stones;" not sleepy ones, as In many a pulpit, but sermons Inspiring enough to keep the Congregation wide awake. Lo! Robinson Crusoe's footprint of a sav age suddenly and startlingly transfig ured Into the footprint of the Almighty. Is the teacher, then, Is the parent, wor thy of the name, who does not try to stimulate In the mind of the child the pereepton of Just what the Arabian der vish 1 an invisible canid In the barren desert? "Frankie.'' said a father to Ids little boy who could not read, "hand me the morning paper." There were two news papers lying on the table, one of which the little chap selected. "Are you sure this is today's?" "Yes, sir!" "HOW flo you know it?" "I smelt it. sir." was his answer. There Is a smell about a fresh, moist paper such as an old one does not have. Here was a dodge even the father was not up to, ns good In the dark as In the light. He that has a nose let him smell and reason on it, was the little fellow's philosophy. The dervish would have patted him on the head. rued through his own of A POETESS HYPNOTIZED. Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox Is, in a measure, an advocate of hypnotism. Some four or five years ago. while at a reception, she was brought in con tact with a Russian, who professed to he a hypnotist. Out of several hun dred guests the Russian selected Mrs. i US: HEWLETT BROS. • NEW, HICH CRADE ni BEE OimWN THE PUREST AND BEST MADE. BAKING POWDER •run kk-chow n TIIH KK-CROWN SO TRIPLE FLAVORING EXTRACTS PICE A K K « AST Vf AKKDKLI OIOUS. Decause they are g 'Jund fresh every day. Try Them OUR RC20S Of THIS 8R rtO RUARANTEED TP PE EQl'AI TP THF RFS T IN Kl f ORMONEY REFUNDED MA Wilcox as a subject. A few days later she met him at the home of a friend to test his abilities and to gratify her curiosity. There were a dozen friends of Mrs. Wilcox present. All were ex cited, none more so than she. In relating the experience Mrs. Wil cox said ; "He made several passes with hla hands over my eyes and brow, scarcely touching me, and I soon experienced sensation of drowsiness. I did not, however, seem to pass beyond that state, but remained perfectly conscious. He had not told me what he intended to do, but I heard him say to the others, T will put this needle through her flesh, and she will feel no pain.' Then he took my arm and lifted the flesh somewhere between my wrist and elbow, and with a common needle ran it clear through the flesh. My friends witnessed It. One, Miss Thomas, nearly fainted. If he had told me what he was going to do I should have been frightened. As it was, I knew no fear, suffered no pain, and no blood came from the wound. The marks remained on my artn, provipg what he had done. He said that, after one or two more experiments, he would have me under perfect control. That frightened me, and I never allowed him to mesmerize me Hgaln. I should not like to sur render myself to another in that fash lon. I have been Interested in It since 1 was a young girl. I always have seemed to realize that there are super conscious senses. I have always be lieved there were senses finer than the given live. ' Hypnotism will some day be used by physicians and dentists. When den tists make use of it I shall gladly be one of the first to profit; but I shall not be a victim. I think In time we will all be able to hypnotize ourselves, so that we can free ourselves of pain and yet remain conscious and be under no one's control. There is a great law have faith In It, but It will be very difficult for it to become successful as long as It remains a matter of dollars and oents. I have had friends cured by spiritual science. I do not call It Christian science, because it is so much older than Christianity. Its doctrines are found in the old books of the Hin doos 4000 years ago. Faith cure and hypnotism are branches of the same science, and great revelations are near at hand."—New York Recorder. THE DEATH PENALTY. During the last five years there have been 42,902 homicides In the United Htates— an average of 7317 per year, the same time there have been 723 legal executions and ills lynching». These figures are interesting and suggestive. They show, to begin with, that murder Is a more frequent crime than is gen erally understood, and that it is in creasing instead of diminishing. In the last year. 10,500 persons were killed, or at the rate of 875 per month, whereas ln 1SÖ0 the number was only 4200, or less than half as many as in 1895. be supposed that the people are twice as bloodthirsty as they were five years ago, or that provocations of der bave taten multiplied to that extent. There must be some other reason for this startling proof of the growth of the worst crime In the calendar. It is to be found, unquestionably, In the statistics which tell how the murderers have been dealt with. Only 1841 of them in all have paid the death penalty, and only 723 of these—one in sixty of the whole number—have been thus Ished In a regular way and lng to the forms of law. been more lynchlngs than legal execu tlons In each one of these five years and the fact Is one of evident générai significance. it will not do to claim that the courts have done their duty when so many murderers have been allowed to escape; and to this dereliction the lynchlngs are largely due. Hut there is another point In the matter that Is or still more Importance as an explanation of this lamentable state of things. There Is a deckled and growing public senti ment against the death penalty, and It influences the action of courts and Juries in murder trials oftener than In It is not now Ml I pun accord There have anything else. Thus In many oases, verdicts of acquittal are rendered for no other reason than a conscientious unwillingness to condemn a fellow-man to death. The same Juries would readily vote for conviction If other form of punishment could be In flicted—such as Imprisonment for life, with prohibition of pardon exeept upon future proof of Innocence, or for some other legal and sufficient cause. It Is useless to pooh-pooh this feeling as a mere morbid prejudice, for it 1 s enter tained by some of the best citizens, who have no sympathy for criminals us such, but who are opposed to capital punishment under any circumstances. They hold that the gallows Is a relic of barbarism, and that the taking of human life In the name of the law is Inconsistent with modern civilization. We may think what We please about such a sentiment, but It exiHts every where. und Its strength Is felt as often us a murder case Is tried. The question Is, would it not be better for society, and worse for the criminals, if Juries were permitted to return qualified ver dicts. and to convict without the ne cessity of affixing the death penalty?— St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SOCIAL FAILURES. Many of them retire after a first de feat. never to appear again, carrying with them a flavor of bitterness which tinges much of their after life. Papas and mammas, aunts and elder brothers, consult together about the cause of the difficulty and the remedy for relief. Some blame the men. "Did you ever know such boors as they are" one will exclaim, "Now, In my day," etc. The elder brother calls the younger one to account. "What's the matter with you fellows Don't you know that it Is a man's business to 3 ee that no woman Is allowed to feel neglected in society? , ,, " hpn 1 WRS J' ol ing we felt it an obll gallon among ourselves to be nice to , •dupld girl, and a man who danced the german with her knew tlmt every other man in the room would help him by taking her out as often as possible." One mamma thinks they have not entertained enough; that success in so ciety is. after all, only a question of give and take. So invitations to din ners and teas are issued, and artificial foundations are as artificially laid, and the daughter Is launched again on the frothy current flowing over it, her suc cess to be measured by still more arti ficial signs. Another mamma says her daughter is not asked to dance because money nowadays rules everything, that of course the girls with private for tunes will receive greater attention than those who have none, forgetting while Bhe speaks those of the rich who are likewise neglected. Social success by them all is made the final test by which the training of years Is measured. Only after great and grievous disappointments are the energies turned into new directions, and other foundations laid for other kinds of happiness. We have each and all of us seen these things for our scdves, recognized the folly of It while seeing, too, the working of a law we cannot blindly condemn.—Harper's Bazar. a SHAMEFUL AND ABOMINABLE. It is a shameful and abominable busi ness all round, out of which no Eng lishman can extract a grain of satis faction. their blood on their own heads, they are the men who fell in this raid; and If ever prisoners of war deserved scant mercy, Jameson and his comrades are those prisoners. They may thank their stars that they have fallen into the hands of men who are not likely to treat them as they themselves treated the Matabele wounded and prisoners, it Is not two years yet since poor old Lo Ben was hunted to death. He has been well and speedily avenged. With Jameson, or any who act like him, I But If ever men died with I no sympathy. But nothing will convince me that he acted In this business without the knowledge or the approval of his chief and patron, Mr. Cecil Rhodes. Though I have no regard for heroes of this pattern, it Is obvious that Jameson Is a popular man, with ihe faculty of inspiring unbounded trust and confidence in those around and under hlm. I suspect the truth to be that it Is for these and other quali ties that he has been selected for his position by Rhodes, and he will add one more to the many who have served that ambitious and crafty individual to their own ruin. For such unscrupulous treachery, whether hatched with the complicity of the dummy directors at home or not, tbe company must pay the penalty. The history of the company is dis graceful from beginning to end. It began by tricking Lobengula out of half his dominions; it went on to rob him by violence of the other half. Its recent policy has been to hire ruffians for filibustering raids and to manipu late the results for stock exchange pur poses. Such operations are a mere adaption of the methods and morals of Captain Kidd to the requirements of modern civilization. That the British Government should ever have counte nanced such doings is a disgrace to us, and we are reaping the result now in the unconcealed aversion or contempt of all other nations. At the head of this company are two dukes—one of them a relative of the Queen—and their professions of ignor ance of the plot sprung last week show them to be mere ornamental figure heads who have hired themselves to a financial gang, like the show directors of humbler companies, in order to cover the designs of the real principals, and secure influence In the right quar ter. That the thing has been profit able to them must be assumed, and there can be no doubt tha.t it has been advantageous to the hirers. To make money has been the one object of all, and all have doubtless succeeded. But every farthing that has been made has come out of the pockets of British In vestors. and has been stained with the blood of African natives. To all this is now added that, in the pursuit of their designs, this crew are ready to defy every national obligation and every principle of International law, to every law, draw the national honor through the mire, and to jeopardize the safety of the Empire even at a most critical mo ment in the international history,— London Truth. A BRITISH VIEW OF CUTENESS. Dean Hole's new book about his tour In America contains many curious stories of which the following one Is supposed to illustrate Chicago "smart ness"; "There was a man in Chicago, I was told In New York, who came one morn ing to his office with such a radiant smile upon his countenance that his partner could not refrain from Inquir ing the cause of his exuberant joy. 'My dear fellow.' he replied, 'my doctor, as you know, has ordered me to walk here from my house, and this morning 1 have been nble, in consequence, to do three splendid acts—enough, surely, to make any man happy. As I iras pass ing one of the churches I saw a poor woman, with a baby in her arms weep ing bitterly on the steps of the ap proach. I Inquired the cause of her sorrow, and she told me that she had brought her little darling to be bap tized, but that the priest said that she must pay a dollar, and that she had no money. I told her that I had nothing In my purse but a $10 note, but that she might take it to the priest, and I would wait outside for the change. She brought it, with such praise, that in my modesty I hurried away. Hear now. what I have done, and refrain from envy if you can. I have dried a poor woman's tears; I have placed her little one on the heavenly road; I have passed a false $10 note, and have got the change in my pocket." RANSOM S DELICATE HINT. During the attendance of ex-Senator Ransom, our Minister to Mexico, upon the meeting ..f tlie Democratic National committee a story was told on him to illustrate his wonderful gifts of dlplo ma( .y: There was a young American »topping at Minister Ransom's resi dence in Mexico. This young man ap peared several times in a pair of trousers of that delicate shade between a blue-gray and a lavender. Ransom refrained from remarking upon the trousers as long as he could. Finally he threw his arm around the young ! man's shoulders and said, soothing him down caressingly the while: "My dear boy; God bless you, my dear boy, how are you this morning? I hope you are well, very well, my dear boy; God bless you. You are looking fine this morn ing. 1 never wore trousers like those when I was a young man. You are looking fine. God bless you. God bless you, my boy. Not to criticise, not to criticise, as I remarked, I never wore trousers like those when I was a young man like you. You know the niggers used to wear that sort when they went to picnics. God bless you. my boy, you are looking fine and well this morning." And he patted the young man on the shoulder and stroked him down in the most affectionate manner. (California Qrape Juices Our Line of includes the following leaders: Sweet Muscatel Crape Juice Syrup. Purple Crape Juice Syrup. Cherry Bounce Juice Syrup. Claret Punch Juice Syrup. Angostura Punch Juice Syrup Champagne Punch Juice Syrup, FOR THE Home, Club and Sick-room. of Year The Most Pleasant and PalatablelNon-Alcoholic Drinks the For Sale Everywhere. If your dealer does not Keep them, Write us. THE SALT LAKE CITY SODA WATER CO THF •••• •» leading bottlers. SOLE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS, Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah Nursery Company ESTABLISHED 1885 . A large stock of fruit and ornamental trees, also small fruits, roses, shrubs, etc. Make a specialty of supplying commercial plants at low prices. Call and examine stock. Office: Naylor Block- -SALI' LALE CITY, UTAH. UTAH DAY At the Lead ville Ice Palace—Special Excursion, $12 Round Trip. For the evening train of February 13, the Rio Grande Wertem Railway will sell round trip tickets to Lead- viile and return at the unprecedent- edly low rate of $12, tickets good un- til February 19. The Tee Palace otti eials have selected February 14th as Utah day, in addition to the meeting of the members of the order of the Mystic Shrine, February 15 and 16 will be special days for the order of Elks, and in addition to regular car- nival attractions these days will pre- sent sppcial features in the way of kating races, masque balls, uroces sion of Elks in costume and nnmber- less other interesting novelties. The Leadtille Ice Palace is second to no other similar institution. It is unique, majectic and unrivaled and contains, in addition to its ball rooms, skating rinks and artistic decorations, a mag- nificent toboggan slide 2100 feet long. Also a Midway Plaisance, etc "Come, make merry with us," is Leadvilia's invitation. "Come all ye pleasure lovers from far and near, the city is open to yçjp. A firman is granted without 'the asking, that gives free and safe passage whither you will go. King Pleasure rules and his code contains but one word—Mer- riment. It is the law which governs the city for the carnival season.' TYPES OF BEAUTY. Types of beauty, like everything else, follow the fashion. Blonde beauties decade a#o were all the rage, but gold en hair, by the meretricious aid bleaches, became too common to be de sirable. Then followed the popularity of reddish-haired ladies, with Titian warmth of coloring, and it was won derful to see how tke dark hair of many fashionable women showed glints ruddy color. Now black and white a combination pre-eminently fashiona ble, and the beauties most admired to day resemble Beardsley's drawings. "Once a queen was sitting at her 'broidery frame, and as she sewed she prteked her finger, and a drop of red blood fell on the white linen she was stitching. 'Oh,' she exclaimed, 'I wish I had a daughter as white as pure linen, as red as blood, and as black as my frame of ebony,' '' and the old fairy story goes on to say that her wish was granted, and a little princess was born, who grew up with ebon black hair, pure white skin and lips as red as red could be. This young lady, if she had lived at the present time, would have undoubt edly been the professional beauty of her day. It would seem that even beau ty comes by waves in these days of special developments; for this type, so very rare a few years ago, is now fre quently to he met with, and the pret tiest and most distinguished-looking women in the ballrooms this winter are "white and black and red."—New York Tribune. GLAD TO MEET HIM. Not long ago a celebrated novelist was the guest of honor at a brilliant reception. He had heard the praises of his own work until every one but a conceited man would have been faint an'd wearv, hut he had borne up brave ly through It all. Finally a timid man was presented to him, who said, with an apologetic air: "I'm ashamed to confess It, but I haven't read one of your books." The novelist bent for ward. a look of relief and joy irradiat ing his face. He placed both hands on shoulders. "My dear fellow." he said, with a not shown before, even to those of high degree. "I'm glad to meet you."—Phila delphia Inquirer. Favorable Report Ordered. Feb. 3.—The Senate Washington, Committee on Public Lands today au thorized a favorable report on the bill to give the public land States 5 per cent of the proceeds of sales of public lands in those States. Dr. Sunderland of the First Presbyteri an church in Washington will, it is said, become pastor emeritus shortly, leaving Dr. Ta Image as the working head of the church. Rev. 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The Potlatch country is analagous to tl Palouse. * The Nez Perce region lies south of the others and has until recently been a part of a great Indian reservation. 500,000 acres of it have been thrown open to settlement and its lands can be bought upon cheap prices and terms. Write to Charles S Fee. Gen eral Passenger Agent, N. P. R. R., 8t. Paul, Minnesota, or F. D. Gibbs. General Agent, Spokane, for folder and rates C !C ; ; A SNAP FOR PRINTERS For sale at a bargain. New 224 inch Paragon paper cutter. Address P. O. Box 616, Salt Lake City. Don't forget the G.and Opera House in Sait Lake City. The best dramatic company in the West, of the players are derect from New York City, modern plays in a finished Change of hill each week. 35c, and 50c. All presenting high-class manner Prices 25 c. John L. Sullivan is greatly Improved and intends starting for Texas Wednes day afternoon. His physicians say there is no danger of complications I less the big fellow takes cold. a un-