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BATTLE OF PYRAMIDS.
ITS RESULTS WERE ONLY TEM PORARILY IMPORTANT. Bat Its Fame Is Chiefly Romantic Suffering;! of the Veteran In the Deiert March Napoleon's Address to the Army. 1ST me; and what is more, I shall take off some more." "Not at all," said the traveler; "I tell you I want very little taken off, and must insist upon your doing as I direct you." The barber, however, was not to be put down in this way, and said: "Mon sieur, it is possible that this is how things may be done in England, but here in France we are not slaves. I shall cut off as much as I please." HE MARCH throu g h Egypt from Alexandria to Cairo was an awful trial to the French soldiers. The sky was brass, their feet sank in the hot sand, and mounted guerrillas torment ed them from be hind the low hil locks on each side of their line of march. No enemy more redoubtable than a few half-naked fellaheen dis puted their progress; but even when, on July 10, they came within sight of the Nile and their sufferings were about mitigated, it was in vain that their general sought to silence their bitter cries of disheartened anger. Three days later they were attacked at She breket by the mounted outposts of the Mamelukes, under Murad, chief bey of the force. The irregular and individual attacks of the well-armed and gorge ously equipped cavalry broke harmless ly against the serried ranks of the French veterans, and the desultory fir ing of the Turish artillery was quickly silenced; the rusty cannon, though aimed point-blank at the gunboat flo tilla which was ascending the river, did little or no damage. The enemy with drew and concentrated their forces for a final stand before Cairo, behind the lines of Embabeh, writes Prof. Sloane in the Century. On July 21 Bonaparte ordered his troops in squares six men deep, as before. They were to advance so as to cut off the enemy's retreat southward, and were to halt only to re ceive a charge. "Soldiers," cried the general, "forty centuries look down upon you from the summit of the Pyra mids!" The resistance was scarcely worthy of the name. Five thousand horsemen and as many fellaheen were behind the weak ramparts. Murad and his men dashed forward with desperate courage against the phalanx of Desaix, but only to rebound from its iron sides against the equally impassive lines of Reynier and Dugua. Ibrahim, the other Mameluke leader, fled eastward across the river, and Murad toward the south; the undisciplined infantry scat tered and ran like frightened sheep. Cairo was in the hands of the French. This so-called battle of the Pyramids will ever have a fictitious and romantic fame. Its results were temporarily im portant. The idea that east and west were fighting under the shadow of those monuments which, now hoary with age, were among the first achievements of civilized human intelligence, thrilled the "great nation," and added new luster to Bonaparte's laurels In the minds of a people which revels in great conceptions; and yet but 30 French soldiers were killed, and only 120 were wounded. It was a skirmish, much more decisive than that at Shebrcket, to bo sure, and somewhat more bloody, but only a skirmish. Both were repre sented to the Directory as great battles, the five Mamelukes killed in the first being magnified to 300. The camp at Embabeh furnished rich spoils to the victorious leaders, but the fabled wealth of Cairo, destined for the sol diery, proved to be like apples of So dom. The army had been angry and dis heartened; deprived of its accustomed booty, it became sullen and mutinous. There was no news from home. Or iental apnt'iy long defied even Bona parte's administrative powers. Egypt was subdt: 3, ' vt ths cllr.atlon of the gcr.r..'. n-.l of his troops was appar ently desperate. Nothing daunted by what would have broken a feebler spirit, the disillusioned conqueror turned to the conquest of another world. Africa had failed him, but Asia was near and a revolution might be effected there. The maltreatment of French merchants in Syria had been one of the Directory's original grounds of complaint; it must serve another turn, and if the Sultan were siifucient'.y humbled, he might be compelled to an alliance against the menacing leugi-.e of Russia and Austria. ONLY HALF EXCAVATED YET. The Ancient Pompellam Had Many Ap pliances of Modern l ife. From Demorest's Magazine. I learned thrft only about one-half of Pompeii has been thus far excavated, and that at the present rate of progress it will require at least sixty years longer to unearth the whole. Only about $6,000 or $8,000 a year are expended on the work. The streets of Pompeii are seldom more than 24 feet wide, mostly straight from end to end. Indeed, this ancient town is quite American in the rectangu larity of its plan. Curiously enough, the Pompeiian public fountains were fed from lead pipes which might worry a modern manufacturer to reproduce. Moreover, the houses received their liberal sup ply of water through pipes of the same metal. I saw many "cut-offs" con structed on thoroughly modern prin ciples. Another point that surprised me was that the major part of the houses are of brick, very similar to that in use today; though the bricks themselves are longer and thicker. The well-preserved stairways lead from the ground floors to the second and pos sibly third storie3. The corners and pillars are commonly of carved stone. The Pompeiian shopkeepers understood the art of signs quite as well as we do. Above an apothecary's door, for instance, is a pair of huge snakes twist ed into innumerable coils, and the colors are as fresh as when first paint ed. Shops are to be seen everywhere, and show that much business was transacted in Pompeii. There were no windows on the streets, the life being concentrated in the Interiors of their houses; and they often presented to the street a blank wall, which wa3 decorat ed in gay colors, principally red and yellow, with paintings and frescoes. Fin de Slecle Art. The loony paintings of the impres sionist, the erotic novels, the realistic horrors evolved by Zola, Ibsen, Tol stoi, Maupassant and Mesterllnck, the wierd music of Wagner, the scarey fashions which mark the dress of the woman of our day, are all illustrations of this new "fln-do-siecle" spirit. We are told that the world of the present is living in "the reddened light of the dusk of the nations;" that faith is dy ing, that, tired of all existing things, man chases after new beliefs, new en gagements and sensations, only to find that the trail of the serpent is over all. Fin de siccleism is a disease which has before afflicted mankind. It raged at the close of the year 1000,. when there was a general belief that the end of all things was at hand, and men sought vainly to compress all possibly earthly pleasures into a few hours yet allotted them. The eighteenth century went out in the blood and horrors of the wars succeeding the French revolution,, and the poets of that day cast horo scopes for the future full of gloom and foreboding. A LITTLE REPUBLIC. NICARAGUA IS, HOWEVER, RICH IN RESOURCES. The 310,000 Citizen Are Rich tn Vtt Capita Wealth A Good Financier Could Make the Country the Proudest Nation Sooth of Us. Lamps to Match the Wall Drapery. It is customary now for house fur nishers to order a lamp shade made of the same material as the wall drapery, curtains, upholstery or other appointments of the room in which the lamp is to be used, but the material Is drawn down in rigid flutes to fit the shade and finished at the bottom with only a narrow gimp. ATCHISON CLOBULES. An Independent llurlicr. Here is an entertaining story about a Frenchman who was too proud to do things which were against his princi ples. The story is vouched for as tn actual fact by the man to whom the incident happened. While traveling in Europe he stopped over night at Caen, and noting that his hair was unduly long, he went to have it cut by the local barber. He told the barber to take off very little, but before the scis- soi'3 had been at work many second:; he noticed a favorite lock fall on the calico jacket in which he had been ar rayed. Whereupon he reproved the barber for not following his instruc tions, upon which the man observed, in mingled tones of reproach and dis may: "Monsieur must permit me to do my work in the way which teems best to The Summer Widowers' club of Atchi son has been chartered. A clever Atchison girl can chew gum In one side of her mouth, and eat ice cream in the other. An Atchison bachelor claims that whenever he Is left alone with a crowd of girls, they tie his hands. Another reformer was in town to day, selling a book recommemllnK that every man who eats onions be arrested. An Atchison gill admits that there are as good fish in the sea as ever were1 eaught, but says the trouble comes in landing them. An Atchison woman says that she will not go away this summer; that it her husband can afford to remain dur ing the hot weather, and earn their food, she can afford to stay with him, and cook It. If the husband is not im mensely fond of that woman, he make. B mistake. The ordinance requiring men to shlni. their shoes at least once a day, is meet trig with some opposition, but it is rirriu. Too many men are careless In their per sonal appearance who have plenty of time to go fishing, and plenty of time In which to discuss the silver question. It is a foolish fashion to say of a man that ho "Sundayed" In Leavenworth, or will "Sunday" at home. In imitation, a Happy Hollow personal sent to this ofliee this morning announced that "Mrs. Marie Kmythe-Jones washdayeo at the home of her parents In KuahvilU this week. Atchison Globe. HE TOTAL POPU latlon of the repub lic of Nicaragua is put by the best au thorities at 310,000, or about one-sixth as large as that of this city, according to the census Just taken. Of the in habitants of the country one-tentn belong to uncivilized aboriginal tribes, while the main body are classified as "Indians," Zambos or mulattoes, ne groes, mixed races, and Europeans, the latter being but few in number. The area of the republtc is oi-.ly about 49 500 English square miles. There are few towns, and all of them, with two exceptions, are small and rude. The population of Managua, the capital',, is 18,000, and that of Leon, formerly the capital, 25,000. The town of Corinto is the principal port on the Pacific, and the ladlno element (a mixture of whit and Indians) predominates there. The most important industry of the inhab itants of Nicaragua is the raising of cattle, the hides of which are exported; and among the other exports are cof fee,, bananas, sugar, indigo, cocoanuts, cacao, Brnzil wood, and cedar. TJie head of cattle number over 400,000. The greater part of the imports are from England, and the greater part of the exports are to the United States. There ire over 100 mines worked by American companies, in nearly all of which gold Is found mixed with copper. A good leal of American capital has been sunk In them. Nicaragua is especially rich In valuable woods, the mahogany, rose wood,, granadillo, and ronron, also med icinal trees, besides other commercial trees, including the castilloa elastica. from which India rubber is made; the gutta pereha tree, and several trees which produce gums. Wild animals, monkeys, alligators, lizards, and snakes abound, beside tropical birds to the number of 150 species. Mosquitoes swarm in all damp places, and there are fierce wasps. The foraging ants move in large armies. The seas, rivers and lagoons are alive with every va riety of tropical fish. There are num 3rous volcanic peaks, a few of which are still active, but most of them have iong been extinct. The last great erup tion was that of 1835, when Coseguina scattered its hot ashes over a circle 1,500 miles in diameter. Near some of ;he extinct craters are vast beds of lava ind scoriae and numerous vents called inierninos; wnicn emu smoKe anu sul phurous vapors. On the Pacific coast :he soil is very rich, and the climate is assentially that of the central zone; but the amount of cultivated land is small in proportion to the arable area 3f the country. Maize, the principal Tood of the natives, is very prolific, and Tine fruits and vegetables grow in abun- lance:. The form of government is con stitutional and republican. There is a congress of two branches, the senate and the house of representatives, the members of both of which number only Lhirty-nine, who are elected under the Nicaraguan system of universal suf frage.. The president now in power. 3en.. Santos Zelaya, was elected, in the Nlcaraguan way, last year, and holds Dffi.ce for four years. He has a council Df four ministers who have charge of shaf number of departments of the gov- jrnment. The active army of Nicar ragua consists of 2,000 men, with a re serve of 10,000, besides a nominal mili tia force of 5,000. The active troops are poorly equipped and appareled, and the reserves are unfit for any service in the field as against a European force. The dispatches about the anger of the Nicaraguans and their readiness to fight the English must be interpreted with an understanding of the mixed slements of the population. There ace about 100 miles of railway open to the country, which were built at a heavy cost. One line extends from Corintov a ilistance of 5S miles, and another from the capital to Granada, 33 miles.. A number of concessions for new Hues of greater length have been granted to contractors, who are- blamed for delay ing their construction. There ace over 1,700 miles of telegraph lines. There are a tair numuer oi schools lor the population. The finances of she gov ernment are always in bad condition, on account of the disturbances that often prevail, and in many years the expen ditures for the army have been beyond the total receipts. Two-thirds of the total annual revenue are derived from government, monopolies on spirits, to bacco, and gr.npowder, and the remaln- ROESON PRESCOED WITH SOAP. The Comedian Had to Melt Off the Sticky Staff. It vras the custom of Stuart Robson's mother to keep a scrapbook of house hold relpes, clipped from newspapers. She cams across one that told her how to make oastile Heap, and, like most good housekeepers, started in Imme diately to spend ovar the manufacture cf the article twice a much as it would harre cost rtady-mad. The recipe for this soap cad for tallow, grease, and fat combined' with coloring matter and lye, and the Jdvantage claimad for It was that it economized the scraps of the kttchen. ft fell to y tnng Robson's lot to be the first one to try the? soap, while flaking a L-ath. Earty one morn ing he entered the bathifcom arnled with a towel, a scabbing bmish, aad a huge c&ke of his mother's twine-made soap. A short rime afterward wild yells wei heard to -Tissue fromUhe R son residence, and hey came 'from the bathroom.. The household was startled. The neighbors were 'aroused and con gregated btfore the ioor. After some effort Mrs. itobson su cceeded in forcing an entrance 'and fount her hopeful son in a state of-semi-conulslons, fiercely dancing a faadango in an ineff-wttal attempt to rMlnis body jf a bright tan colored layer if fat an. 5 tallow giea.se. Tt seems that as soon as vyoung Robson had stepped from the "term bath the soap hardened upon him like sold gravy upon a ' platter, nlinging with tenacious tenderness and utterly refus ing to be wiped off. At that moment he very much resembled a dancing farm armed with tower, instead of the flute. Tt took the combined efforts of Rob-son's- parents to remove the greasy fo.T eign substance, ant it is also said thirt 1 the now eminent comedian had to 'be held over a hot store to melt the ac quired, fat off him. The IClevator In oiM of Denver's office building' there is M elevator boy. lie is always on the go, but He la far tot' slick for this wlckPtl world, He Was meSMt for a fairer dim; lie tin-ears at the manager, swears at his work. Anil Is kicking- all the time, lie groans auil sweats 'ovuth his toad of work. ItpwailN Ills stone? way;: lint once a month he Mulcts' flown And complacently -Irawtf U4 pay. ' i:jti't Get Scired THE BLOW GUN. If you should hear thlf In smie plflcV Rj which yon are going i.tdlarln ir prevalent. To the air poison which producis-chllls ami fever, bilious remittent and cftiiiili ugue ther Is a nfe and thorough niJtldotc aaii preventive, vlr.., HostettiWs BtoHacb IUt ters. The great nntl-malalal sppcJnc Is alsiy a remedy lor biliousness, HDnstlpation; dys--pepsin, rheumatic and kldley trotble, ner Vutisueete ami debility. The sorest Way to become poor In earnest to to try U kcv all you get. 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The blow gira is a tropical device and may be looked for in regions; where bamboo or cane grows. Nevertheless, these tubes are often made of hard wood, single or of two pieces hollowed out and joined to gether.. Frequently one tnbe is thrust inside: off another to secure rigidity.. The examination of many of these blow guns inspires a great respect for the in genuity and mechanical, skill of the worktESi. The North American speci mens are from the Chetimachas uf Louislitaa, who frequency combine t'ie tubes, in series, forming a compound blow gun, and the Cherokee3 of tlfte Caroiilias. From Central America, the Indiana, of Honduras ;ind Costa Rica; from South America, ieveral Amazon tribu from Ecuador east and from British; Guiana employ the blow gua. . THE COMPANY-PA THE FREICHT On their coramon-twnae nt-w steel horse whim. . Will hoist 115 tons of rnclc&JUfeeteticti.sliift. Injiiitt is aafo aiul riiJiible ;w an anslne it uoibe inckel tirrwhers 1. .':ii:h i-ici );. IVO coir W.'Gls or i.'.' i'-. i i.-":A. Uu per jtmL Is wouKhtinHi-iiQil steel itnd fdl bend ieforo bvBrikinc. Over (Ojin use byine-rtjQuwitf 6 yesi-H v.ic tmt ona lilt l dii'-'ao. We maldi hone- liw.i--j,i..-u!w, $23, 60, 'ifsilOO JUS ODD FACTS ARE THESE der chiefly from Import duties and a , T i i T , f k , ... , , In length, was recently tan'ied by tax on slaughtered cattle. It would, B Aberdeen trawler. It is-estimated that the people of Png land spend $750,000 a .l&y In movliig. The- number of draught dogs Irt Bel gium is probably not less than r-fc.900. About 500 acres have been planted to grapes In the vicinity, of Mattewan. It is estimated thai;1. the UnlteO States has fully 2,000 separate railway compa nies;. A whale, when slrack by a iarpoon,. can not swim fastcr-than nine miles an, hour. The sting of the black sc irpion ta much more to bu dtieaded th uo that of1 the gray. Corals are not-found wlthiii"the ravsge of rivers flowing lnU the oce tn. as fresh water is fatalj. Some of the condws shot 'to the A odea mountains hitve a spread c wing from fifteen to twenty teet. Hats may be ot rid r by stuffing their runways with dry hiy which has been well seast.'ijed with cayenre pep per. It is flimly believed In many arts rt Europe vhat salt fish cavj-be thoroughly freshened by soaking misour rjilk. It Is announced that iwo ex:mples! of the polar hare have jiwt beer added to the ctHlectiqrt of the Zoological soiHety, Ijonton. Lr jidon, eon boast r f moro.- parks aiu corjmons than any other olty tn tho world, wad the number 1 being eoa Stantly augmented. An enormous shark, weighing, it Is snld, about a ton, ;tnd measuring 1E feet 11 '.1 and od up. Send foriia. Illustrated elmil-ji-v THE WHIM CO . . I-" I'uio, ,-l ... -j;vi.i. 1 BR. GUNN'S rMPBC WED UVER PLLS : A MILD PHYSIC. NK PirrTi.FJWt A Writs. A mavamitnt ot tit s.hr.iml't. asuth rlnv ai ni:ipuarv r . . ktwlth. rtHM pilto-sMMiLw what Um amm laden to Sra IV JOJi make it n-sular. 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