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THE MAN WITH THE HOE," Senator Tillman Says Some Warm Things to the Yankees. In his speech at Providence, R. I., to the Bimetallic League. Senator Tillman sj>id some warm things. He said the Philippine war was a disgrace to the United States. He severely condemned imperialism. He also criticised New England capitalists. He charged them with being a party to slave conditions in the Hawaiian Islands sugar plantations In describing the speech the cor respondent to the Boston Post said In language emphatic and sarcasm * most biting, with his index fingei pointed at the audience, ho handled the topics of the day iti a fashior new to the experience of New England audiences, and for a time the people looked amazed. The audienc* soon became accustomed to his manN-*' ner of presenting his argument, sc that when he had finished thev cried * for HMore, more. Go on/' and applauded so long that the Senatoi was obliged to bow his acknowledge meats several times. Lynching: ir the south he upheld: the right of the negro to the ballot without the educational qualification he condemned and he regarded the treatment of the negro in the north as hypocritical. Senator Tillman said among othei things: "Tlra warmth of your welcome leads me to remark that it ha* not been so long ago that a mar from tj^e south and from South Caro lina who would have come to Ne\t England to discuss national issues would have met with a very differ ent treatment. (Laughter and ap plause.) I rake it, my friends, asar augury of hotter days for the repub lie that the Spanish war, if it lias done nothing else, is vorth all tha it cost in the fact that it has provec that the south will fight for the stars - and stripes us readily as you will (Loud applause.) "We have been in existence as t nation near 12f> years and we hav< been in the habit of boasting tha we have the greatest nation on th< globe, the freest nation the 'land J the free and tins home of the brave, the asylum for the oppressed. But k. my friends, I tell you that as far a* I can see we are approaching a crisif when we will* have to change th( policies of this government or w< will witness the destruction of the .republic and a substitution for it o! a government of few rich peoph controlling and oppressing and rob bingthe masses. (Loud applause.) "You New Englanders have somt characteristics which, to my mind are most atimiraoio. xou nave soiiu institutions among you that are no equalled elsewhere in the Unitet States, and at heart you are as cleat and honorable and high-toned anc patriotic a population as I have eve] met. But, my countrymen, I wan to have you to recollect this on< thing?that south of the Potoma< and west of the Mississippi there an more people than there are in Nev England and in all the country out side of those limits. (Applause. The people south of the Ohio ant Potomac and west ot the Mississipp can elect a president without you help and iu Spite of you. (Applausi ami cries of "Hear, hear.") Therefore it is well for you to havi it recalled to your minds that this i a great country, and that it has mon interests than center around Nev England or New York or the Middl States, that these interests are nov being neglected; that one-half of th< people of this country are "being op pressed, and that it is being done b; your consent and through your votes (Applause.) "You have seen nothing in you newspapers except sophistries ant falsehoods; how could you under stand the subject? How could yot be made to know that alL this ro and twaddle that you have read wa being bought by the capitalists win snncrht to throw dnsl in vour eves t< r-;a -?o? ? enable them to get your votes h their schemes to oppress the rest o the country and to oppress you alonj with us? (Loud applause.) "Now you have had eloquent al lusions to the poem of Edward Mark ham.'The Mao With the Hoe,' am to Millais' great painting. I repre sent the man with the hoe. I an known as Farmer Tillman in th United. States senate. (Laughter. And there are 30,000,000 of them ii this country, and therefore as I an the only farmer you can not blauv me if I present to you the aspects o public questions as they appear ti the farmers and as they affect them "You people in New England n< longer have the agriculture. Yoi are segregated in towns and village engaged in manufacturing, am therefore you know nothing aboti conditions which exist elsewher where men have to toil and swea from morning till night in pursuit o those avocations of the farmer wlier they dig out of the soil the snppor of themselves ami their familiesthe'Man With a Hoe' who take 10,000,000 bales of cotton from tin ground, who raises the wheat, wh< raises the corn, the oats, fhe beef the pork, the bread-stuffs, tlx cheese, the butter, and all the othe agricultural products, which consti tute $750,000,000 of your exports Over three-quarters of it is discrimi ^ a /I * #1 f tt \ \7 oc?h 1 turf it ti it/1 i iltlicu a^diii^L III n UIIU a ignored and his rights and interest are no more considered there than i he did not exist. (Applause.) Clas legislation for the benefit of tb classes, class legislation for tli benefit of special industries, ha wrought an accumulation of wealtl in the eastern portion of this coun try, to the injury and detriment o the Southern portion and the westeri part. Now I am not going to lint lault with you for having heei shrewd and sharp enough to qui farming. (Laughter.) "I tell you what 1 know just a much and as clearly that I knov that electric light is burning?tha the day when wages in America wil fall to the level of European wage cannot he put off by any possihli combination of politicians on legisla tionpfany kind, and it is only i question of the near future when yoi people in Providence and all ove New England, now protected, wil have your wages brought down through the greed of your employers to Hie level of those in France, Germany and England. (Applause.) "There is another topic that possibly a Southern man can discuss ' with more unction, with more coin placency, with more satisfaction ' than anybody else at this time. It is the attitude of the present admin istration toward the colored races of the earth. (Applause.) The slaves ' were freed in accordance with the doctrine that all men are created free and equal, and that color has : nothing to do with a man's standing. 1 "That war which abolished slavery " cost the southern people the lives of 250,000 of its best sons, and cost you 1 an equal number. But, my fiiends, " I tell you now, thirty-five years after J that great struggle, the men who ? were leaders in it, who preached the crusade on the equality of men, are > now sending troops to the PhilipI pines to shoot men into submission ? I. ~ ~ n/MvtaiwIiiwr for U'hnl WP Wild rti r t'Miu.iiuiu^ v.. .? .. ~ " contended for in 1776. "And it was a disgrace to the na' tion. (Applause.) We are forcing * our rule upon the people of Hawaii - and the Philippine Islands. On the * former island there are 50,000 slaves } on sugar plantations, mostly owned by New Englanders. (Laughter.) " They have always contended for the * equality of the black man. Well, s now, I have got no love for those ? colored races. I contend, and have always contended, and will die be> lieving that the negro is not the s equal of the white man. (Applause.) "God did not make him so. (Ap plause.) And you cannot legislate l it into him, either. (Laughter.) - But, gentlemen, while I say that, 5 and while I mean it, I believe in t giving him just rights under the law, 1 barring the political part of it." M. B. Peavve, Brumville, Ga., * writes: Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver Medicine cured my whole family of i Chills and Fever. It also cures Dys? pepsia and Headache. I believe it . strnger than Zeilin's and Black Draught. For sale by Hughson-Lig on Co. PESECUTING SCHLEY. ; The Sampson Clique in the Navy De; partment Continues in its Ridiculous ? Attempts to Side Track Admiral Schley. ? the Man of Santiago. j Washington, D. C., September f 16.?The exteut of the persecution to > which Admiral Schley is being sub jected by the cabal in the navy department is growing more evident J every day, and is likely to lead to se. rious trouble. Admiral Sampson. i the pet of the department, was cont suited l>efore being placed in charge 1 of the Boston navy yard,and Admir) al Remey was asked if he would like 1 the command of the North Atlantic r station, but Admiral Schley has t been ordered off to the South Atlan? tic without any consultation whatJ ever. It is the most unimportant ? and uncongenial command in the r navy. I learn to-day that it was se. lected for him by Commodore s Crowninshield, the chief of the j bureau of navigation, who is his bit* ter enemy, in order to get him as far i away from Washington as possible. r Schley's friends in Congress propose to inaugurate a thorough investigation of this whole matter during the winter, and the navy department is e determined that Schley shall not be 8 here to assist in the movement. Schley's friends asset t that he will at first protest against the order, v and if this is not effective he will deft cline to go. He desires an investiga.. tinn in order that the miserable methods ?>f this Administration toe ward him shall be laid bare. The * outlook is that, unless the departy ment closes its persecution. Admiral Schley will be a prominent figure in Congress next winter.?R. M. L. in News and Courier, r it ^ Foretelling Weather by Action* of Birds. There must be sound scientific laws 1 that rule the earthly conditions that t prevail, and when these laws are cor s rectly understood weather prophesyi) ing will be decidedly useful and [> necessary. Aside from the scientific r\ end of it, it is remarkable how all f birds and beasts understand'the sit, uation correctly. I have heard of any number of animals whose peculiar moves on certain occasions predict a storm or foul weather. I.my j self have made a study of one class of fowls in this connection?the barn yard pigeon. I have had a chance to * study them for a good long while e now, and I imagine that I understand ) pretty thoroughly what their moves n mean. I have taken ordinary news i paper predictions and set myself to e watch that flock of pigeons to see if f they understood what was coming. 0 I noticed that when a sudden storm i. was approaching, although the sky r> might be ever so clear, my pigeons Ll were always on the wing?circlin ; s about and around with great unref t j until the storm came. When a sea t son of clear weather was on, my pigeons always fly higher than usual, but not so often. They prefer to sit on the barn roof or in the yard and mope in the sun. About 24 hours bee fore the arrival of a cold wave 1 pigeons will begin to enter in and out ~ of their coves without apparen t cause, S raniuitnncr fllwflVS at h&n(L e Tbesi predictions I have found infal 0 lible up to date.?St Louis Post-Dis \ patch. p A S?re Test. r The schoolmaster put to his class the - question: 4'Two jars of gas, one coni. taining nitrogen and one carbon di oxide, are given. How may the gases s be discriminated ?" 6 One eager little pupil said: "Get a f man. and let him take a deep bieath of both. When he gets the carbon dioxide, 8 he'll die. That's the way to telL " R e Wise Lad. 'What will happen to you if you are 1 a good little boy V asked the kindly old - woman. f "I'll get a stick of candy for being ii good ' j "And what will happen to you if ( you are bad ?' "I'll get two sticks of candy for promising to try to be good "?Chicago Post 8 ^ Sqaarlng Up. Freddie's Papa?What do you intend to do with the hole in that doughnut when you get all the cake eaten from s around it? e Freddie (after serious thought)?I - guess I'll give it to little sister, to pay i fer the bite she gimme out of her ap, pie.?Chicago News r Knowledge is a power for evil as 1 well as good. A COMEDY OF BLUNDERS. i i It TttUtdit One Man More About Horses Thau He Knew Before. This Cass aveuue resident knows about as much of horses as he does of the technic of tiger hunting, but a few weeks ago he paid $200 for a $100 horse and since that has looked upon himself as an equine authority. Sunday afteruoou he was in the bay window enjoying his morning paper and a cigar. Hearing a clickety-clicketyclick on the asphalt, he looked out. glared, dropped his paper and eyeglasses and dashed out as though he were going to pull a tire alarm. "Hi, there! Stop that team!" he shouted. "Halt!" And all the promenaders on the block obeyed, but the horse trotted along. "Ten dollars to the man who brings me that horse dead or alive!" whooped the citizen. now too much excited to be lucid. "That infernal liveryman has hired him out, and me paying the highest price for his keep. I'll show him! Ten dollars, dead or alive," in Richard III voice, "for that horse!" A lusty bicycler grasped the situation and two minutes later had caught the bit of the horse. The man in the buggy protested, swore and threatened, but the grinning wheelman trotted the whole outfit back to the excited citizen. "Unhitch him!" he shouted. "Somebody will pay big money for this! Call a patrol wagon. What's your name?" Then the citizen turned pale and gasped: "Three white feet! My horse has but two. aud he's smaller. My mistake, gentlemen and ladies." for there was a crowd now. "Beg pardon." And he started for the house. But the man in the buggy jumped up and wanted to fight. The bicyclist demanded his $10, and the crowd jeered. A policeman came in time to referee. The wheelman got his $10. the real owner of the horse accepted a humble apology, and the liveryman raised the board the next day.?Detroit Free Press. TRAPDOOR SPIDERS. The Cnrlom .Vesta That These Ingenious Insects Construct. A curious species of insect Is the trapdoor spider, whose nest consists of a tube excavated in the earth to the depth of six or eight inches. It is always lined with silk, and it is closed with an ingeniously constructed door. One sort of door closes into the nest like a cork in a bottle, another is as thin as a piece of paper. In all cases the door opens outward, and when the nest is placed, as it usually is, on a sloping bank, it opens upward, 86 that there is no fear of its gaping. The object of the trapdoor is to conceal the nest, and consequently * it is always made to resemble the general surface of the ground. Sometimes, however, an enemy attempts to open the door, and then the inmate braces its legs against the sides of the nest and holds It as fast as possible. Still other spiders have inner doors besides outer, so that if their first defense be carried they may have another behind which to retreat. More curious still is the ingenuity of the branch trapdoor?that is to say, a door that opens from the main tunnel of the nest into a side branch, which the stranger could discover, since there is nothing to distinguish it from any oth"^rpart of the main nest So, then, if an enemy should effect an entrance the lawful occupant of the nest can quietly slip into the side branch, close the door and there remain in security while the intruder wonders what has become of her.?Our Animal Friends. A Fountain of Anta. The house I was then occupying was a bungalow, and, as is the case with many bungalows, the inner walls were constructed of merely sun dried bricks, and in the recesses of one wall a colony of white ants had established a nest It was evening. I heard behind me a buzzing sound. I turned, and from a hole near the bottom of the wall I beheld a fountain of young white ants ascending. They reached the ceiling, and then the descent commenced. They alighted by thousands on the table and there shook off their wings. In a few minutes the clotli, the plates, the glasses, even the lamp shades, were covered with the little white feebk crawling creatures. The fountain of ants continued to play for at least ten minutes. When, next morning, the door was swept the wings that the ants had shaken off filled a large has ket What became of the ?fhts them selves I cannot say.?"Haunts and Hobbles of an Jndlan Official." OeilgDing Man. "Did you ever notice." he asked, "that It Is always the homely woman who wants a pug dog? The pug Is so hideous that it makes her seem good looking by comparison. Still, the ruse Is so well known now that the possession of a pug Is sufficient"? "Who's going to buy a pug?" she asked. "Who ever thought of getting out?" "Why, no one, of course, my dear," he answered, for he was too wise a man to admit that he had heard her telling a neighbor that she thought he'd get one.?Chicago Post. Danger* In Mercury. Mercury is a foe to life Those who make mirrors, barometers or thermometers. etc., soon feel the effect o/ the nitrate of mercury in teeth, gums and the tissues of the body In Iceland men and women are in every respect political equals. The nation. which numbers about 70,000 people, it governed by representatives elected by men and women together. A philologist estimates that of every 100 words in the French language 18 are superfluous Under the MUtletoe. cue SIOOCl ueuetnu ius uusuciwc That hung above the door. Quite conscious of the sprig a bore. Revered by maids of yore. A timid longing tilled her heart; Her pulses throbbed with heat; He sprang to where the fair girl stood. "May I?just one? my sweet?" He asked his love, who tossed her head. "Just do it?if?you dare!" she said. He sat before the fireplace Down at the club that night. "She loves me not," he hotly said, "Therefore she d<4 hat right!" She sat alone within her room, And with her finger tips She held his picture to her heart. Then pressed it to her lips. "My oved one!" sobbed she, "If you? cared You surely would have?would have? aareu. ?George Francis Shults One of the drawbacks to Love's young dream is that it so frequently develops either into a nightmare or insomnia. A woman's idea of a minute's rest is to lean over the hack fence and gossip with a mighhoring woman for an hour. A New York theosophist jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge to prove the soundness of the logic of his creed. All he proved is that fools are hard to kill. THAT FIRST SIN, j Figure*! to Show That Adam ittid Eve Ate Ei|(ht Million Apple*. Probably our great ancestor, Adam, I little thought of the trouble he would ! cause posterity by eating an apple But now the question as to how manj apples he really did eat is a new difii culty. How many apples did Adam and Eve eat? Was it one or was it millions' When the subject was first mooted the editor very naturally replied. "Why one, of course." ! "Vn " said the assistant editor. "Eve ate cue, and Adam ate one, too; tliat'i two." Then the subeditor passed along t slip of paper on which was written "Eve 81 and Adaui 81, making 102." But the poet, who is a man of imag Inatiou, capped this with, "Eve 81 ant Adam 812?893." Then the publisher tried his hand and his contribution was. "Eve 8,14: see how it tasted, and Adam 812 equals 8,954." The poet, who dislikes being sur passed as much as he hates barbers came up to the scratch again witl "Eve 8,142 see how it tasted, and Ad am 81,242 keep her company?89,384.' Then the humorist, who had beei listening, quietly handed in his con tribution, "Eve 8,142 see how it tasted and Adam 8,124,210-der a husbani was he to see her eat alone. Thi: equals 8,132,352." "But he had another object," said tin poet. "Eve 8,142 satisfy her curiosity and Adam 8,124,240-fy Eve In her po sition. That makes 8,132.382."?Phila delphia Record. Why Billingsgate? Bailey (eighth edition, 1787) calls i "Billingsgate" a "scolding, impuden slut." and Pope and other writers us the word in much the same connection When did this notoriety first attach t Billingsgate, and is vituperation a dis tingnishing characteristic of all dealer in fish? (Vide Chambers' English Die tiouary, 1872.) There seems no reasoi why profanity should be more closel; associated with Billingsgate marke than with Covent Garden or old Smith field. But may not Billingsgate hav< suffered for the sins of others? Betweei Billingsgate and the old bridge was th favorite haunt of the riverside rough All the down river tiltboats started an< arrived at this point, and rasoaldon reaped a rich harvest at this particula spot. The space swarmed with "b'lov bridge" watermen, the worst specimen of their class. De Foe has left on record his unfavor -able impressions of the tiltboat men and in Dr. Johnson's days the slanginj and swearing of Thames watermen, am indeed of many of their fares, had be come a riverside nuisance. The strean was crowded with merchant vessels Men-of-war were moored off the market The whole neighborhood was often ii commotion, as press gangs arrived wit! fre^h consignments for the tender of the tower. Thus blackguardism seemex naturally to gravitate toward the neigh borhood of the market, though no necessarily to the market itself, o whose frequenters it may in all charit; be inferred that they had the averag 10w class Londoner'8 disregard for th delicacies of speech.?Notes and Que riea. Shah and Czar. Wljat more dramatio than the con fcrast between the swift and bloody deatl of the successor of the monarchs whos kingdom had already grown old whei Caesar's galleys first touched the shore of Britain, and the triumphant inaugu ration of the reign of the ruler of th youngest of European powers, witl princes, ambassadors and nobles bowinj before the throne, an armed host aroun< him and a dazzled and bewildered na tion shouting in their madness, 4'It i the voice of a god and not of a man!' In still more vivid dramatio contras stands the shining figure of the younj czar in the central pavilion on the Kho dinsky plain, surrounded by a ga; crowd of laughing women and obsequi ous courtiers, while the bands plaj Glinka's "Life For the Czar," and within sight and hearing rolls towarc Moscow the long line 01 wagons iaaei with the corpses of 8,000 of his sab jects?poor dumb animals slain by th< carelessness, cowardice and imbecility of his officials. * 'Ave, imperator, mor turi te salutantl" The catastrophe will, in a country a grossly ignorant and superstitious a Russia, overshadow the whole reign Why had no care been taken to propiti ate a hostile fortune? Why, as in a Ro man triumph, had no slave been placet in the chariot of the victorious genera to whisper in his ear that h6 was mor tal??Nineteenth Century. He Was a Little Bit Close. "The meanest man I ever knew/ said the short passenger, "was a fellow who got a football and painted It tc look like a watermelon. Then during the summer months he kept It consplc uously displayed In his back yard anc amused himself setting a savage bull dog on hungry people who happened tc take a fancy to the bogus melon." "He certainly had his mean points," said the tall passenger, "but I know c fellow who could give him a discounl and then beat him at his own game I was In a restaurant once where thb fellow was getting his.dinner. Aftei he had finished he called the waitei who had served him and asked: " 'How much do you get for a tip as & rule?' "The waiter's eyes sparkled. He rub bed his hands together and replied: " 'Well, sah, we ginally gits at least si quatah. but sometimes nice, genteel, prosperous lookfn gemmans like you gives us 50 cents.' "Then what did this fellow do bul put on his hat and say: " 'Thanks. I merely wanted to know how much I was going to be ahead by not giving you anything.'"?Chicago News. . Have You a Match T A man whose feet do uot track stopped us on the street the other day and said: "The phenomenal good health ol smokers is not due to tobacco alone Smokers carry matches loose in their pockets and it is the sulphur on the mofnhui! Hint enrpniindc fha KrvHtr with an aura of protection. What smoke and sulphur won't do In the way ot killing microbes is not worth mentioning." We offer this for the benefit of the old chronics who "can stop smoking any time they want to," but who never bump up against the time when they want to.?Denver Itoad. Funny Tronaern. The tailor who for years made Bnl zac's clothes says: "He used to weai the most extraordinary trousers 1 evei saw. He would insist upon my mak Ing them of a peculiar nut brown col' ored cloth, with wide straps fastening beneath the shoes. From the knee down the trousers were cut so as tc fall in deep, voluminous folds, so as tc keep the calves of his legs warm while writing." Then She Called Him .Pet Name*. "I'm afraid we must be divorced, mj dear," said Mr. Newlywed to his young wife. "The doctor says I have rheu matic tendencies and must give up ali sweet things."?Harper's Bazar. - -- ; _ - - I PACTS IN A FEW LINES. ' At lt'iist 40 American lawyers are en tleavoring to earn a living in Manila. | English dictionaries are in greater lemand than any other commodity in | I'orto Itico. There are 242 German Baptist rhurehes in the United States, with } 22,000 members. ? The Minneapolis mills make 14.000,i )00 barrels of flour a year and consume 50,000.000 bushels of wheat. The capital of Herzegovina has a i man named Gjugja who is 100 years } old and boasts of 13G descendants. The production of wire rods increasL ?d in the United States from 270,709 :ons in 1SS9 to 1,071,083 tons in 1898. Plans aie being made for the projected canal between Berlin and Stettin, by which vessels of heavy tonnage will be able to reach Berlin. ) The Buddhists of Burma have subscribed and paid 850,000 for the materials and fashioning of a golden casket in which their most sacred relic, a tooth of Buddha, is to repose, j The churches of the United States . claim 2G.oo0.000 communicants, being ? about one-third of the entire populaj tion. During 1897 the growth in . church membership was G31.000. Two Virginians have patented a cigar 1 in which a leaf stem is inserted in the i center to impart its fragrance to the filler the stem being withdrawn when ? the cigar is lighted, thus forming a , passage for the smoke. A German railroad now building in - eastern Africa, where the climate is most daug**-ous to white men, recently offered positions to civil engineers at n $1,125 per annum, station masters $1,d U00 and locomotive drivers $900. o A correspondent of the London Acad. einv writes that a bookseller in a large o provincial city discovered an assistant - arranging four new copies of Walt g Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" on the - shelves devoted to books on gardena ing. y The horticultural world is exercised * by the mysterious transformations in * color which the Japanese are able to 0 effect in roses. By some unknown but 1 uatural process the flower changes 9 from red in the sunlight to white in the * shade or in darkness. j In Toledo, a city of nearly 150,000 r inhabitants, the death rate last year, 7 according to the report of Dr. J. T. s Woods, health otiicer, was only 10.3. In Erie, Pa., during the past three years the rate has varied from 10.53 to 10.94. t j After many years of public discus\ siou St. Petersburg has at last established a fixed tariff for cabs. These 1 cabs are much used, as the street car , system is little developed, but they are . small and uncomfortable. There are 2 about 20,000 in use. J In the north of Brazil, in the disI tricts in the vicinity of the Amazon, 3 are the forests containing the rubber - trees, the amount of this product ex* ported last year being valued at $50,* 000,000, and the supply as yet showing ? no signs of exhaustion. 0 At an auction sale of the effects of 8 .1- I? ?~ TJnn tlia niQ orfcin n tVTfl pairs of silk stockings, said to have belonged once to the Empress Carlotta of Mexico, were sold for $9. An expert - who was present at the sale said the a stockings probably cost $30 a pair. 9 In 18(51 the population of England 1 and Wales was about 20,000,000. In 9 that year 258 divorce suits were en" tered. Ten years later there were 410 9 suits among 23,000,000 population. In 1 1881 there were 018 out of 20,000,000, I and last year there were 822 out of 3 31.00o.000. 8 The storage of bicycles In Paris dur, ng the winter months is expensive. So ^ a great many Parisians pawn their liaehines In the Mont-de-Piete, or state _ pawnshop. The interest paid on the advance of money Is very small and is _ a great saving on what would be paid for storage. Rev. S. L. Sloggett of Houlton, Me., J has a copy of the London Times issued j in 1790. As compared with the news_ papers of today it is a very peculiar j looking sheet. It contains an able ediP torial on the work of General George . Washington and gives his address of resignation. * > The Times of Cuba asserts that no 9 visitor can obtain access to the Ha, vana Jail, even upon a written order - from the authorities, unless he first - grease the palm of the jailer with a 1 quarter. "Pi costs money to get In," 1 says the journal referred to, "and It . costs more to get out." Compressed air has within a short time been introduced into workshops as a means of doing many things lar boriously performed of old by hand. > Weights are lifted and carried from f floor to bench, or lathe. Chisel work is done, also riveting. And there are ln' genious devices for employing this power of compressed air in many ) ways. ' A receut summary shows that 12 systems of mechanical traction have been 1 adopted on the street railways of Paris. : These operate 31 lines or routes, of which G use accumulators, 2 a combina' lion of accumulators and overhead lines, 1 an overhead conductor and a ' conduit. 1 surface contacts and others compressed air, steam, etc. On a new ? railway line the overhead trolley will be-used beyond the city limits and the underground conduit in the city. Sheep ate naturally cold loving ahl' mals. Occasionally they shiver when penned up wet iti a high wind, but it is 1 the heat which really makes them miserable, and flies, which are worse to them even than the heat. If they were left untended in many parts of the country, however plentiful and good their food, they would soon die out, if ' only from this plague, against which they seem quite unable to protect themselves Experience. [ Deepin Love?What is the best day in the week to get married on, old ; chap? Hadder Kuuff?Friday, my boy; then you'll have something to blame it on ! afterward.?Tit-tuts. An Exciting Adventure. I Lad au exciting adventure while 1 was engaged in sui>erintending the laying down of water pipes in Queens1 land. After work was done for the i day I went up the surveyed course for the pipes to see that it had been cleared for the digging of trenches next day. The pipes, huge iron tubes two feet in diameter, lay scattered about. 1 was alone, but suddenly 1 heard a tremendous roar, and looking up saw a great herd of caitle stampeding down upon me. Before 1 could get out of i their way they would he upon me, so I crawled into one of the pipes. > On came the thunder of thousands of hoofs, and then a mass of roaring, maddened cattle swept past my place of refuge. Scores of them stumbled over the pipe in which I lay, and those which fell were trampled to death. When the herd had passed I crept J out and found seven dead cattle about the pipe.?Stray Stories. % mm mi Jrtin itiWiTf I unafru'iTrxrri7"ir<fjiiiiH HARRISON'S MURDER CASE. How lie Won One of the Few That Dnn Voorlieen Ever L6at. The sears are almost healed. The small boys of the civil war period are ! growing gray, and Iloosiers who used to be afraid to go into Kentucky and Keutuckiaus who dared not cross into Indiana now "jug" for cattish from the same skiff and swap war lies and plug tobacco in perfect amity. The war must be over. Ben Harrison's appearance in one of the greatest lawsuits in the world's history-the boundary dispute between Venezuela and (Ireat Britain?is not his first cause celebre by any means. Ho nmv r?w?i 11 one ill which lie nartici paled when he was 2o years younger than he is now, with Dan Voorhees as opposing counsel. lie may remember it because it was one of the few murder cases Voorhees ever lost. The state of Indiana had found fault with one Bill Smith?that was not his name, but 'twill serve?because Bill had killed a farmer. It was a most unprovoked murder, for Bill and a party of roystering companions had stoned the farmer's house, and when he appeared without the moat to make physical protest they set upon him most savagely. He was stabbed to death with a jackknife in the hands of Smith. Harrison was called in to assist the prosecuting attorney. It was a great day at the county seat, and the courthouse was packed to witness the battle royal between the two giants of the forensic arena. Smith-was a very unpromising candidate, for nature and a bad ancestry had made a low browed degenerate of him to begin with, and his own efforts had not improved his makeup. While the witnesses were being examined he leered and grinned and spurted tobacco juice vigorously extracted from a quid which from the swelling in his cheek seemed to be of about the size of the ordinary egg of commerce. Voorhees, calling each juror by his first name?"Bill," aJiui" or "Jack." as was his wont?made a i most Impassioned plea for the young man, begging his 12 peers to "give him just one more chance." lie rung the changes on that text for three or four hours, and the more eloquent Voorhees became the more Smith grinned and expectorated. When Voorhees had finished, Harrison walked close up to the prisoner, refarded him most attentively for a length of time that seemed an hour to the jury and spectators and an age to tfie culprit, and after he had finished his survey exclaimed in mock continuation of Voorhees' speech: "Yes; give him one more chance!" And the 1 deadly sarcasm in his tone was like a thrust to the heart to the defendant. With malignant deliberateness Harri-' ? son sized up the degenerate again for an interminable length of time, and , the jury cotild not help doing the same. "Give him one more chance!" hissed the cold blooded, cruel Harrison, and , then the flaying began. If ever a man was verbally skinned alive that same Bill Smith was, and Voorhees acknowledged after the trial that his client's fate was sealed when HarrlI son first mutely called the jury's at1 tention to "the prisoner's utterly depraved appearance and then sneered, 1 "Give him one more chance!" Smith 1 got 20 years, which Mr. Voorhees declared was a light sentence, considering all the circumstances.?Minneapolis News. A Landmark In the W*y. | A large stone that is one of the landmarks of Fairfield county has raised a dispute that will probably have to be settled in the courts. The stone was planted at a road crossing of the old Boston and New York turnpike, which now forms the main street of the village of Fairfield, in 1707 by the ancestors of Ilenry 1. Flint a prominent business man of Bridgeport. The Bridgeport Traction company operates a trolley line through Fairfield and recently decided to place larger cars up ' ?? Awf stoi? on that nne, oui wueu uie u?oi i.ai was run to Fairfield it was unable to pass the corner owing to the proximity of the stone to the track. Mr. Flint was asked to remove the landmark, but flatly refused to do so. The traction company officials say they will take legal action to have th? obstruction removed.?Hartford Courant Use* of Opaline. According to the Boston Journal, a new article called opaline has been placed upon the market by a French plate glass factory, presumably a French invention, though this Is not mentioned. It is described as a vitreous mass, absolutely free from metals, acid proof, of a grayish blue opal color and resembling artificial ice. It is cast and rolled into large plates of from 85 to 100 square feet surface area and from one-half to one and a half inches thick. Large surfaces, it is said, can be lined with a single plate without a joint, and It is superior to marble, in that it is acid proof and remains spotless. The plates have a smooth and a rough surface, the latter to render adhesion to mortar sure, though for partition walls it is furnished smooth on both sides. Hia Dinner Coatnme. Palermo has not yet got over the Due d'Orleaus' dinner costume. The French preteuder presented himself at a dinner party, given by an Italian duchess there In white knee breeches, white silk stockings, white waistcoat, velvet smoking jacket with the orders of the Golden Fleece and of Charles V on the breast and in shoes with diamond buckles. He explained that that was the way he dressed for dinner at home. ^ Intemperance fn Draffs. There is a source of nervous ailments entirely special to this age and the unexpected outcome of our present day chemistry and advertising. Intemperance in drugs is becoming more com mon. and it may possibly outstrip the I abuse of alcohol in its evil results. The manufacture of new chemical products i is supplying the public with endless carbon derivates of high molecular power and of imperfectly known physiological action Some are most dangerous, and their continued indulgence leads to confirmed neurosis or hopeless neurasthenia. and it thus comes to pass that as the therapeutic activity of the profession tends to abolish disease that of the public is manufacturing it.?Medical Jour! nal Planter of Parts. The setting of plaster of paris may be retarded by the addition of 2 to 4 per cent of powdered althea root. This addition not only retards the hardening of the plaster, but also enables it to be cut. filed, sawed and turned. An addition of 8 per cent retards the complete setting of the plaster for about an hour, so that the mass may be used for any purpose where it is to remain plastic I during at least a portion of that tim* 1 JWTll"1 I in" II _ II 11 - I WMWWMWM HUMOR OF THE HOUR.' Five good citizens were sitting on a roof near one of the docks, enjoyiug their cigars aiul the river breeze. They all had more or less to do with marine Interests and the fact impressed itself on their conversation. One related experiences from his single whaling expedition, time and imagination having added greatly to their original attraction. Another told the story of a phantom ship, but did not vouch for it. A third told a late sea serpent story that he blamed on some newspapers, and then Captain Plank acknowledged that , it was up to hiin. "People troubled with insomnia," began the captain, "try all kinds of schemes to propitiate Morpheus. Last summer 1 courted sleep by walking up and down the river at all hours of the night. This came off at midnight. I was strolling along above the bridge, when a little way ahead some animai dashed swiftly toward the river, ft made no noise, but, as well as I could make out during Its swift, long leaps, it had the head of a dog, while its lank, yellow body looked like that of a Jaguar. It plunged into the river, disappeared for a time and came up 30 feet from the shore with a wheezy, gurgling bark, followed by a deep growl as it caught sight of me." "Must have escaped from some menagerie," suggested one. "You had gone too long without sleep, eaptain," said another significantly. "Sea lion," laughed a third. "Don't you think so. captain?" "Hardly. I knew all the time that it was that big St. Bernard of mine. He was always with me on those sleep seeking cruises.?Detroit Free Press. Had More Than One Reason. Anxious Mother?Why don't you drive that bad boy away from your playground? Good Little Boy?It wouldn't be right. "Wouldn't it?" "No, ma. You see, that playground Is public property." "Oh, so It is." "Yes, ma; and it would be selfish and dishonest to deprive any other boy of the right to go there." "So it would, my angel. I didn't think of that." "Yes, ma; and, besides, he can lick me."?Pearson's Weekly. Modest Man. "G'wan an talk f yerself." "If 01 did. bedad, Ol'd be talkln to a slnsible man, an Oi'd be hearin a sinsible man talk!"?Nuggets. He Was Considerate. CInchly? Look here, old man, why don't you offer me back the $10 I let you have a year ago? Harduppe?Oh, I would if I hadn't been afraid of hinting your feelings. "In what way?" , "Why, I didn't like to give you the Impression that I thought you needed the money."?Philadelphia Record^ \ Kept His Vow. The-Lady?1 don't believe you would work if you could. Dismal Dawson?I'd do any kind of work that didn't interfere with me principles. I had a chanst to be a waiter oncet, only I'd swore a solemn oath to never wear a spiketail coat.? IndianaDolls Journal. An Article of Luxury. She?I'll grant that your income would be enough for us to marry, if only you didn't have such expensive fads. He?I? Expensive fads? What expensive fad have 1? She?Me, for one.?Lustige Blatter. Machine Politic*. First Citizen?I see the idea of voting by machine is gaining in popularity. Do you think the mass of the voters will easily learn how to work it? Second Citizen?I hope so. Heretofore the machine has always worked the voter.?Ohio State Journal. He Knew He Wonld. Spacer?I believe that if Shakespeare were alive at the present time and trying to live by his pen in London the comic papers would reject many of his best Jokes. Humorist?1 know it I have tried Vm all.?Boston Traveler. She Knew Him. "I'm going west for a little vacation with a lot of good fellows," he said. "What book will be of the most service to me in our ramblings about the country?" "Hoyle," was the ready reply.?Chicago Post. Conditional. Little Edgar?Pa, is the a In Colorado pronounced as in maiden or as in gladden? Pa?It all depends on whether you want to make Colorado rhyme with dado or shadow.?Chicago Times-Herald. The Prifioner'* Retort. "I see villainy in your race, saia a Judge to a prisoner. "May it please your honor," said the latter, "that is a personal reflection."Metropolitan. Quite the Kererie. Osmond?Well, you've never seen me run after people who have money. Desmond?No; but I've seen people run after you because you didn't have money.?Baltimore Jewish Comment. The most celebrated battle steeds of the civil war were Cincinnati, Traveler and. Winchester, the favorite charges of Grant, Lee and Sheridan. The first postoiflce was opened In Paris in 1-KI2; in England In 1581; in America in 1710. A Snoring Premier* During the reeeDt all night sitting of the New South Wales legislative assembly at Sydney the premier, Mr. Reid, spent a large pait of the night in Slumber on the Opposition benches. The Incident did not escape notice- as the .r.,i r.f tl>o slppn / ?Temier and his nasal performances compelled attentiou from all parts of the house. Eventually it was satirically demanded why the leader of the government should i>ersist in remaining on the Opposition side of the house. Mr. Barton promptly and wittily defended his new colleague by asking: "Why should he not be there? Is he not now my sleeping partner?'?Sydney Telegraph. . the ?<ftieat?4 Tfci?#, "The testimony against you," said the police Justice, "is clear and conclusive. You siH-iid your time committing petty thefts." "Yes, your honor," responded the prisoner, venturing to wink at the court. "I am an embodied protest against the existing condition of things. I am a round robin, your honor." But his honor was equal to the emergency. "For the next GO days, anyhow," he said, frowning at the prisoner, "you won't be around robbin. You'll be a jail bird. Call the next case!"?Chicago Tribune. Where Are Theae Aaaes' Horaeaf Now the seaside season is approaching we'll have to make up our minds to see a lot of funny sights by the sad sea waves. But where, we ask you. dear readers, will you see a more comic sight than on the parade, where the young fools of this stamp, who've never sat on a horse in their lives, strut about got up in the above horsy fashion??Comic Cuts. Pleaaant For Conatant. Mrs. Chinner?Ernestine, my darling, do you expect Constant tonight? Ernestine?Of course, mamma. Why do you inquire? Mrs. Chinner?If he asks you to mar ry mm, ten mm to come aim ?peua ?.u me. Ernestine?And if he doesn't ask me? Mrs. Cliinner?Tell him I'm coming to speak to him.?Tit-Bits. Temporarily Patched Up. "I hope," said the pastor and confidential friend of the family, "you and Mrs. Meeker have adjusted your difll- - cuities and are living in peace and concord with each other again." "Well," answered Mr. Meeker hesitatingly, "we are not exactly on the old footing as yet, but?but we have established a modus vivendi."?Chicago Tribune. Proves It. Bilkins?Sraythe tries to make people believe that he belongs to the "fipper crust" Wilkins?Well, I should think he did belong to the "upper crust" Bilkins?In what way does he show it? Wilkins?Always short and easily broke.?Brooklyn Life. A Bad Case. "There's the most absentminded man in Michigan," said one guest at a party to another recently. "I noticed that he seemed oblivious of his surroundings at the table." "Yes, and look at him over there. I just Introduced him to his own wife, and he doesn't know her now."?Detroit Free Press. Descriptive Heading. "I'm in trouble again," said the new reporter. "Here's a story of a debate i at the Deaf and Dumb institute. What liead shall I put on it?" "That's easy," suggested the snake editor. "Make it 'Hand to Hand Contest.'"?Catholic Standard and Times. Too Sure. Mrs. Waggles?Did Mr. Wiggles seem to be excited when he proposed to you? Mrs. Wiggles?No; he was so cool about it, and seemed to be so dead certain that I would have him, that the first time he asked me I refused him. ?Somerville (Mass.) Journal. . > Danger. The Bank President?Are you aware the cashier has taken a half interest in a yacht? The Confidential Adviser?No. Perhaps we had better see he does not become a full fledged skipper.?Indianapolis Journal. 1 Without Merer. "Was Mr. Podger really cruel to his wife?" "Cruel? Why, he treated her all the time as if she were his partner at whist."?Chicago Record. Dramatic. Barnes Tormer?It is my art I love. It is not the sordid wealth I care for. Tighe Walker?Well, the little we get is not worth caring for.?Indianapolis Journal A Girl's Opinion. "Is young Mr. Willingham rich?" "I'm afraid not. He dresses Just as if he thought it necessary to make a fine appearance."?Chicago Times-Herald. More Appropriate. "And now," said the artist, "if I could but picture her beautiful voice." "Wouldn't a half tone do?" asked his Intimate friend.?Cleveland Leader. Very! A certain ambitious young Briton Came over the ocean a-flittin. "I'll show 'em what's what, With iny English built yacht," He observed, with his molars a-grlttin. But, alas, for ill fortune contrary, Not a "what" was exhibited?nary! For there's many a slip 'Twixt the cup and Sir Lip., Which is very unpleasant?yes, very. ?New York Journal. Cornering? a Liar. He?This scene always makes me feel in love. She?In love? This Is our first walk here, and you told me you never loved before. Explain yourself.?Pick Me Up. Bears and Lambs. Stubb?One-half of the world don't snow what the other half Is doing. Penn?That's because the other half is doing them.?Chicago News. To L'ncle Paul Kroger. Keep your powder good and dry, Oom rtui; Never close your weather eye, Oom Paul; Have your rifle clean and bright, Look to fore and after sight, They are planning day and night? You will need to watch them all, Oom Paul, Oom Paul. Shoot to kill 'em when you shoot, Oom Paul; They are coming for the loot, Oom Paul; They'll be gathering you in, Just as sure as sin is sin. For they know you have the "tin"? You must battle for it all, Oom Paul, Oom PauL Then get out your little gun, Oom Paul, For you don't know how to run, Oom Paul; Don't discuss about the right When a rattlesnake's in sight, And his piren head shows fight Don't you do a thing at all. Not a thing to him at all, ?Oom Paul, Oom PauL ?Pilot.